Side Oats Gama Grass
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- Latin Name-Bouteloua Curtipendula Hardy Zone-4-9 Mature Height- 2 1/2 ft Width-1ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Side Oat Gama (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a short prairie grass that is mainly found in areas with a warm climate. Side Oat is essentially a warm-season grass that has greenish blue leaves attached. Side Oat Gama has stems that grow to 2-3 feet sometimes more.Side Oat Gama has what is called spikelets. Nearly all spike lets do contain glum as well as florets. The florets found on the Side Oats are almost always fertile.
Side Oats grow mainly within sandy plains as well as rocky areas. Side Oat is frequently used to feed livestock. Also, Side Oat is also used in erosion control. Side Oat grows best in a moderately textured well-drained soil. If the soil is not well drained, the Side Oat will not grow to full maturity.Side Oats have several uses. For example, they can be used for decorative purposes. Also, Side Oat can be used as bird food, and it can be fed to mammals. Side Oat seems to attract a variety of birds as well as butterflies. Side Oats can frequently be found in prairies and have been seen many times around railroad tracks. Some have used Side Oat as turf grass. Also, Side Oat can be mowed and easily maintained. Side Oat can become a decorative arrangement.The plant grows wildly in many of our states. The plant does not need vast moisture needs; it can adapt well to its surroundings.This is a beautiful plant to plant anywhere in your home because it is a perennial and will re-grow every year, so you don’t have to keep on planting. This green plant is very adaptable and can grow almost anywhere This hugely adaptable plant will adapt to be ever you need it to develop. The plant grows best in the moist soils near the sea but can adapt to other conditions.