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Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama)

Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama)
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Bouteloua curtipendula, or Side-oats Grama, is a rarity among native grasses in that it sports tiny attractive flowers during its summer bloom time (see detailed photos.) Bracts hang uniformly from one side of the stem while brilliant red-purple anthers dangle below and delicate white stigmas protrude above. When the seed heads dry, they have a distinctly oat-like appearance.

Side-oats is a warm-season grass that grows actively during the summer months when soil temperatures are warm. Its current range is throughout North America and south to Argentina, and it is cited as a food source or larval host for at least five types of skipper moths. Bouteloua curtipendula’s rhizomatous clumping tendency and moderate height make it a good companion for spring-blooming wildflowers like Shooting Stars or Prairie Smoke.

Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Fall (October) or Spring (April/May).

Potted plants come in a tray of 38 plants and ship mid-May through late-June. Click here if you prefer to mix/match up to 6 species in a tray.


Details
Catalog Number BOU02G
Seeds / Packet 500
Seeds / Ounce 6,000
Germination Code A
USDA Zones 3-9
Plant Spacing 10-24"
Pure Live Seed=PLS Seed sold PLS. example: if you buy 1 lb and the PLS is 80%, you receive 1.25 lbs bulk
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic  Dry 
Height 2 feet 
Bloom Color Green  Red 
Bloom Time Aug  Sept 
Plant Type Grasses & Rushes (Juncus) 
Availability Seeds  Pots 
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Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
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Present in state Present in county; native to state Not present in state  
Present in county, adventive in state    
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