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Bouteloua curtipendula var. caespitosa

Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr. var. caespitosa Gould & Kapadia

Bunching Side Oats Grama, Side Oats Grama, Sideoats Grama

Poaceae (Grass family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Sometimes from a knotty base. The lack of long rhizomes distinguishes this variety.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , OK , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Loose, sandy or rocky, well drained limestone soils.


Bibref 1791 - Guide to Texas Grasses (2012) Robert B. Shaw

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Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bouteloua curtipendula var. caespitosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bouteloua curtipendula var. caespitosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bouteloua curtipendula var. caespitosa


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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