(PLS) Side-oats grama (Bouteloua Curtipendula) is a bunchy, sod-forming grass with 2-3 ft. stems in erect, wiry clumps. Purplish, oat-like spikelets uniformly line one side of the stem, bleaching to a tan color in the fall. The basal foliage often turns shades of purple and red in fall. This is a perennial warm season grass; clump forming.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry|
|Max Height||2 feet|
|Seeds Per Ounce||6,000|
Sideoats Grama is a member of the grass family (family Poaceae). In nature, this plant increases rapidly when its site is damaged by drought or grazing. It provides food and cover for birds.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown