Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula
Stems grow from strong, scaly rhizomes. Hairs grow out of small, bulb-like spots on the edges of leaf blades. The inflorescence has a zig-zag rachis with many (20 to 50) spikelets twisting around on one side when ripe. Seeds resemble oats. Grows on a variety of sites. Matures seed in spring and fall. Decreases with heavy grazing. In 1971 sideoats grama was named the State Grass of Texas.
Sideoats grama is a perennial, warm-season, native – 12 to 42 inches tall.
Good grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution : 02 - Gulf Prairies and Marshes, 03 - Post Oak Savannah, 04 - Blackland Prairies, 05 - Cross Timbers and Prairies, 06 - South Texas Plains, 07 - Edwards Plateau, 08 - Rolling Plains, 09 - High Plains, 10 - Trans-Pecos
Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found. You can also view a clickable map.
Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)