Bouteloua curtipendula - Sideoats Grama
Narrow, bluish-grey blades form a tight, upright clump. July blooms turn into unique coppery-red seeds that hang down one side of the stem into late summer and fall. It's the perfect food and cover for birds and it's the larval host for the Green Skipper Butterfly. Drought tolerant and easy to grow.
- Extremely drought tolerant
- Tolerates poor and alkaline soils
- Tolerates light shade
- Attracts birds with food and great cover
- Deer Resistant
Dry open glades and prairie from Washington south to California east to Maine and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Sideoats Grama is enjoyed by grazing livestock, wild turkeys, and green and dotted skippers. Texas has named Sideoats Grama their official state grass.
Grows well in dry to moist, well-drained soil.