Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota
Grass (Native Species)
|| Sideoats grama
Habitat: upland prairies, on weakly developed, calcareous,
and fine textured soils
Description: Warm-season, midgrass. Seeds are arranged
in one-sided spikes, which hang down along the stem. Plant may
be slight reddish in late summer and fall.
Height: 8-24 inches
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Sideoats grama
get it's name from it's one sided seed spikes. It is commonly
used in seed mixtures to restore native grasslands.
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