Bouteloua curtipendula
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Bouteloua curtipendula

sideoats grama
mesquite grass

  family gramineae 
  genus bouteloua 

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Genus  Bouteloua Species  curtipendula Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sideoats grama   mesquite grass Family  GRAMINEAE Specimen number  S11357 Data source  HtZn p85;Xeri p296
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 3" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Bouteloua curtipendula has an attractive autumn display of leaves. This plant is often used in rock gardens. Sideoats grama (also known as mesquite grass) can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. It usually does best in dry soils. This is a prairie grass suitable for select areas.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Rock gardens Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  yes Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Bouteloua curtipendula is a perennial. Leaves: Sideoats grama (locally known in some parts as mesquite grass) has wiry foliage that turns red-purple in autumn.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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