Brewster Germplasm Sideoats Grama
Planting Rate: 5-10 pounds PLS per acre
Latin Name: Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.)
- Sideoats grama is a warm-season, native, perennial bunchgrass that grows 3-4 feet tall.
- The plants produce seed from May through October in west Texas.
- Blend of two native populations collected in Brewster and Terrell Counties of west Texas.
- Has superior plant vigor, seed production, and biomass production compared to available sideoats grama releases when grown in west Texas.
- Sideoats grama produces abundant forage for all classes of livestock and is an important source of cover and food for quail and other wildlife in west Texas.
- Because of the plant’s stature and fast-growing seedlings, it has good competitive ability with many non-native grasses.
- Stands should not be grazed in the planting year to allow adequate rootstock development.
- Long-lived perennial that is extremely drought and fire tolerant once established.