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An adaptable, drought resistant grass with a generally small stature- the seed stalk makes up most of the height. Leaves are blue/green and turn orange/gold in the fall. Potential to be grown as a turf grass and regularly mowed to 3-4 inches.


Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 1'-3'

Leaf Texture: Medium

Bloom Time: Jul-Aug

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: The obligate host of three species of leafhopper. Hosts at least three species of skipper, as well as grasshoppers and other smaller insects. Some game birds and grain eating songbirds may eat the seeds, and many mammals readily grass on the foliage.

Side-Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
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