Bouteloua curtipendula

Side-oats grama

  • Height:   1 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   < 1 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   warm (grasses)
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland - mountain
  • Characteristics / Comments:   fast growing
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   79,200
  • 2665

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Bouteloua curtipendula

Common Name:Side oats grama

Bouteloua curtipendula, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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