Side-oats Grama, Bouteloua curtipendula


Side-oats is unique among grasses native to Minnesota. In mid-summer they produce a bloom of tiny orange flowers that dangle from what will become their seeds! It is a relatively short, clump forming native grass that is an attractive compliment to shorter statured flowers. It pairs well with other short native grasses like little bluestem, and blue grama. And like many native grasses, it is an important host plant for a number of native skipper moths!

Life Cycle: Perennial
Size: 2 feet
Sun: Full-Partial
Soil: Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: August, September
Advantages: Bird Favorite: Habitat, Food Source Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home gardens