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A warm season grass, sideoats grama is extremely drought tolerant and useful for erosion control and soil stabilization.

A warm season grass, sideoats grama is extremely drought tolerant and useful for erosion control and soil stabilization. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats grama

A warm season, low stature grass with delicate oat-like seed heads and green-tan foliage. Bouteloua curtipendula tolerates a wide range of conditions and is one of the most draught tolerant grasses. It combines well with lower growing wildflowers. Good for erosion control and considered a good foraging grass for livestock. 


Height:

1-2 ft

Spread:

2-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Bouteloua curtipendula Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry

Attributes

  • Ground Cover
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • July

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BOCU