Bouteloua curtipendula [Poaceae]

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Scientific Name Bouteloua curtipendula USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Sideoats Grama ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Poaceae (Grass) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Open grasslands and wetlands; hill prairies, also grows on dry sandy hills and slopes.
Plant: Perennial grass, 3 to 40 inches tall.
Leaves: Light green to blue-green blades to 12 inches long, 1/8 to 1/4-inch wide, rough on undersides.
Inflorescence: Groups of 10 to 50 racemes (spikes) alternating along the top 6 to 10 inches of the culm (stalk) with 1 to 15 spikelets per spike mostly along one side of the stalk, each with 2 to 3 florets. Fertile florets have colorful orange to brownish-red anthers hanging down and feathery white stigmas during the blooming period.
Bloom Period: July to October.
References: Wikipedia and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

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