Bouteloua curtipendula

Side-oats Grama

Purplish, oat-like spikelets uniformly line one side of the stem, bleaching to a tan colour in the fall. The foliage often turns shades of purple and red in fall.

Height: 2-3 feet

Sun Requirements: Sun to Part Shade

Water Requirements: Normal to dry conditions

Wildlife: Provides bird food, nesting material, and cover, as well as graze for small mammals.