Bouteloua curtipendula

Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats grama

Warm season, moderately drought tolerant, weakly rhizomatous, bunchy perennial sodformer adapted to many sites by performing best on medium textured, well-drained soils. High palatability during spring and summer, less so after maturity.

Varieties: 
Niner

This is subspecies caespitosa selected for drought tolerance, seedling vigor and herbage production. Adapted to the southwest. (Released 1984, source of ecotype: Socorro, NM)

Variety Release Notes: 
Pierre

Outstanding vigor, leafiness and disease resistance. Excellent winter hardiness. (Released 1954, source of ecotype: Pierre, SD)

Trailway

Winter hardy, long-lived, late maturing. May not yield seed crops in regions with short growing seasons. (Released 1958, source of ecotype: Holt County, NE)

Vaughn

Drought tolerant , with excellent seedling vigor. Frequently used in AZ, NM, and southern CO. (Released 1940, source of ecotype: Vaughn, NM)

Butte

Winter hardy, long-lived, early maturing. Adapted to areas with short growing seasons. (Released 1958, source of ecotype: Holt and Platte Counties, NE)

El Reno

Excellent forage production and vigor. Good disease resistance, fair winter hardiness. (Released 1944, source of ecotype: El Reno, OK)

Haskell

Selected for exceptional rhizome production, and adaptablity to southern plains areas with greater than 18 inches of precipitation. (Released 1983, source of ecotype: Haskell County, TX)

Variety Release Notes: 
Killdeer

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
- 14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 9 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
7.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
191,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes