A Field Guide to the Prairie

Side-oats grama
Photo: Prairie Frontier
Side-oats Grama
Bouteloua curtipendula

Grass Family (Poaceae)
Habitat/Range: Common throughout the tallgrass region on dry hillsides and in well-drained prairies.

A low grass growing in small clumps or as solitary stems growing up to 3 feet tall. The leaves are up to 12 inches long and less than a ___ wide, with long, pointed tips. Flower clusters are mostly along one side of the upper stem.

On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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