Bouteloua curtipendula / Side Oats Grama
Sideoats grama is a charming bunchgrass, modest in stature, with flowers that are particularly showy for a grass. Its one-sided spikes of seeds are also distinctive and ornamental. A warm season grass, it is common in the shortgrass prairie and parts of the Southwest, but increasingly rare eastward, where it occupies dry habitats on barrens over limestone, marble, serpentine, etc.
Height: 3′ – 4′ Blooms: July
Siting: Average to dry soil, full sun to part sun
Deer Resistance: High