Bouteloua curtipendula
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 2-2.5 feet; 0.6-0.8 metres Spread: 1.5-2 feet; 0.5-0.6 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: Leafhoppers and grasshoppers feed on this grass. Some songbirds and Wild Turkey will eat the seeds. Livestock and deer will feed on this grass and the seeds will cling to these animals which will help disperse them. Bloom Colour: Brown/Purple Tolerates: Drought Culture: This grass prefers dry conditions and grows easily in many soil types including clay loam, gravel, and sand. Noteworthy Characteristics: Side-oats grama has narrow, blue-grey leaves that form a dense clump. The plant terminates in a long raceme that has 25 to 50 floral spikes that hang downward. The spikes range from pale greed to pale red. In the fall, the leaves change to a golden brown. Garden Uses: Erosion control