Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a native, warm-season, perennial, mid high-grass with short scaly underground stems. It grows to heights of 1 to 3 feet tall and produces 30 to 50 oatlike seed spirelets that hang down uniformly on one side of the seed stem. The seed can be harvested with a combine after mid-summer. Sideoats Grama is a winter-hardy, drought-resistant grass, that is found throughout the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains. It grows on well drained uplands, shallow ridges, and rocky areas, but may be found on both shallow and deep soils. It produces a high quality, nutritious forage that is used for either pasture or hay. It is also used for erosion control, due to the seedlings vigor, and the ease with which it is established on severely eroded soils. Sideoats Grama should not be grazed below 2 to 3 inches during the growing season. It is often found in mixtures with Blue Grama, Buffalograss, and Little Bluestem.