Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
3000
Max elevation:
8000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
Fast
Germination Requirements: 
moist soil conditions
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
Citations:
Simonton & Jordan 1986, Weaver & Albertson 1944