Pierre Side Oats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.)

  • Deep-rooted, perennial grass
  • Can produce high quality, nutritious forage throughout summer and fall
  • Recommended in grass mixtures for range and pasture seeding, bank stabilization, and wildlife plantings
  • Tolerates rocky, stony or shallow soil sites
  • Crown will spread very slowly by means of extremely short, stout rhizomes
  • Thrives in dryer mid-grass prairie section of the Great Plains, but is considered only moderately tolerant to drought
  • Naturally occurs in mixed stands with blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) and little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
  • Adapted to calcareous and moderately alkaline soils
  • Best stands found on medium- to fine-textured upland soils
  • Tolerant of spring flooding

Pure Stand Seeding Rate PLS lbs / acre: 8.0

Height: 2.5′

PLS=Pure Live Seed

$28.00 / Pure Live Seed Pound


Our native grass and wildflower species for sale come from Midwest growers and are adapted to the Upper Midwest. We meet all state and federal seed laws, and we do not sell seed contaminated with palmer amaranth. Midwest native grasses and forbs are priced by Pure Live Seed (PLS) per lb.