Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Little Bluestem

Latin Name: Schizachyrium scparium

Flower Description:

Flowering occurs in late summer into early autumn. They tiny, green to white flowers occur on spikes. The flowers are wind pollinated.

FamilyGrasses
Season Bloomlate summer into early autumn
HabitatGrows in a wide range of soil types as long as they are not wet. Tolerate of both alkaline and acid soils. Good drought tolerance.
Cycle
Height2-4'
Leaf DescriptionThe alternate leaves are 1/4" wide and 10-14" long. Foliage color can be varied, with some plants being more green and other more blue-green. Fall color can also vary from orange to bronze to reddish. The fall color is usually very good.
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