Sideoats grama is the official State Grass of Texas. It is a native, warm season perennial bunchgrass that grows 3-5’ at maturity. South Texas Sideoats Grama is adapted to sandy loam and heavy textured soils in the Rio Grande Plain, southern Edwards Plateau, and eastern Trans Pecos. South Texas Sideoats provides good forage for livestock and valuable cover for quail and other wildlife. It is an excellent component for range and wildlife habitat restoration seed mixes and for energy and transporation right-of-way revegetation.
South Texas Sideoats Grama is a blend of 6 collections from Atascosa, Frio, Medina, Uvalde, and Val Verde counties developed by the Texas Native Seeds Program and the USDA NRCS Kingsville Plant Materials Center. South Texas Sideoats has superior vigor, forage production, and establishment ability compared to other available releases when grown in South Texas.
Planting: Plant in early spring or late summer-early fall at a rate of 5 lbs. pure live seed per acre at 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep.
Soil: Grows on a variety of soils
Height: 3-4 feet
Type: Warm Season Perennial
Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Coastal Sand Plains
For more information: South Texas Sideoats Grama Brochure from USDA NRCS