Galleta Grass, sometimes called James’ Galleta Grass, Hilaria jamesii is a perennial native bunchgrass found most often in the northern Mojave Desert. It is an especially good species for stabilizing or restoring disturbed or degraded areas. It produces erect stems approximately 2 feet high. The y rhizomes are shallow, can reach 6 feet in length, and when dense can form a sod.
Galleta grass is an important food source for wildlife.