Side Oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Drought tolerant

Height: 60-75 cm (23-29 in)


In the fall Side Oats Grama is covered with oat-like fruit, all hanging from the same side of the plant – the feature which gives the plant its name. Birds eat the seeds and it is a superb plant for dry areas because it does not need watering.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Grasses, Sedges and Rushes website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email