Bouteloua curtipendula

Common name: Side-Oats Grama

Native plant

Looking for an attractive grass to grow on a dry, exposed site with average soil? Side-oats will grow there and then take it over with grace. One of our favorite grasses and one that is often overlooked by gardeners because it is thought of as a waste ground plant, but it is far from that. The flowers/seed heads hang lightly all to one side of the stem and will have bright orange-red filaments that are visited by tiny pollen hunters when in flower. In the fall, it turns a light golden color that I think glows in fading light of the day.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

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