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Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats Grama

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Bouteloua curtipendula (Sideoats Grama)

Short to mid-height grass produces inconspicuous small flowers in summer with bright, reddish orange stamens that dangle along one side of slender stems. Narrow leaves form small clumps and turn gold in autumn. Very drought tolerant. The seeds and foliage are a good source of food for wildlife.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Foxglove Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis), Royal Catchfly (Silene regia), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover
Food/Birds