Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua curtipendula
Location: south edge in front, also by norway spruce
This short prairie grass has one of the most attractive flowers of any grass. Its bright purple and orange flowers lend it a special grace and beauty. It is equally appealing in seed, with small oat-like seeds suspended on one side of the stalk. Excellent for dry soils and well-drained loams, reaching two to three feet in height.Very effective when planted with other short prairie grasses and flowers in a meadow landscape.
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Genus: Bouteloua (gramas)
Family: Poaceae (grasses)
Order: Cyperales (grasses and sedges)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)