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Sideoats Grama, El Reno

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Bouteloua curtipendula
Sideoats Grama is a long lived, warm-season grass found eastward from the Rocky Mountains. Sideoats Grama is a perennial, mid sized grass with short scaly underground stems. Growth begins in early April and the seed stalks which appear from July to September are from 18 to 36 inches in height. The small oatlike seeds hang down uniformly on one side of the seed stem as indicated by the name "sideoats". It usually grows as a bunchgrass, but some strains may have underground roots, stocks or rhizomes and may form a sod. It is found in most range sites up to 7, 500 ft. in elevation. Sideoats Grama is adapted to a wide range of soil and climatic conditions, but it prefers a medium or coarse textured soil. On shallow calcaneous soils sideoats may become the dominant species.
Sideoats Grama is a good grain producer and can be harvested with a small grain combine. Sideoats will increase and tend to replace taller grasses on ranges. It will gradually decrease if continually grazed closer than 2 to 3 inches during the growing season. This grass is considered excellent for conservation use and responds to nitrogen fertilizer for increased seed and forage production. The seed is chaffy and best planted with a special grass drill. The maximum planting depth should not be over ¾ inches. It must be planted in the spring or early summer in order to germinate and establish while the soil is warm.
Growing Height: 12 to 36"
Min Yearly Rainfall: 8"
Seeds Per Pound: 191,000
Acre Rate: 40 lbs
Lbs per 1000 sq feet: 3 lbs
Growing Regions: All (Not including Nevada, New Hampshire, and North Carolina)


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Growth: Upright

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Soil: Widely Adapted

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Height: 18"+

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Planting: Summer

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Traffic: High

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Water: Low Usage

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Weather: Warm Season

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