Side Oats Gama Grass
- 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 between 2-3 feet sometimes more.Side Oat Gama have what is called spike lets. Nearly all spike lets do contain glum as well as florets. The florets found on the Side Oats are almost always fertile. After pollination occurs the florets turn into seeds.
Side Oats grow mainly within sandy plains as well as rocky areas. Side Oat is used frequently to feed livestock. In addition, Side Oat is also used in erosion control. Side Oat grows best in a moderately textured well drained soil. If 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. In addition, Side Oat can be used as bird food and it can be fed to mammals. Side Oat seem to attract a variety of birds as well as butterflies. Side Oats can be frequently found in prairies and have been found many times around railroad tracks. Some have used Side Oat as turf grass. In addition, Side Oat can be mowed and easily maintained. Side Oat can actually 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 wonderful plant to plant anywhere around your home because it is a perennial and will re-grow every year so you don’t have to keep on planting. This grassy plant is very adaptable and can grow almost anywhere This greatly adaptable plant will adapt to be ever you need it to grow. The plant grows best in the moist soils near the sea but can adapt to other conditions.