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.

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.
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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