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Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium

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Description:

Elegant bunchgrass of eastern U.S. Thrives on dry sites and poor soil. Colorful fall foliage. 2 to 3 feet tall. Likes dry conditions. Sun to partial shade. Flowers late July to October.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Popotillo Azul
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late July to October
Fruit Timing:Late July to October
Global and State Rank:G5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Alkaline
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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