Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sideoats grama

Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)Bouteloua curtipendula or Sideoats grama has gone to seed. A few years ago I purchased several of these plants from Grand Prairie Friends at their yearly plant sale and planted them in the front entryway garden. These seeds are easy enough to collect and scatter elsewhere. So it now also grows in the back butterfly garden. It is a medium sized prairie grass with flower heads that are purple and orange followed by decorative seeds all in a row. Wild turkeys, finches, sparrows and rodents all eat the seeds so if you want to collect seeds do so quickly before they are all eaten.

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