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Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium


Grassy area

No species ID suggestions


Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

Always good to solve mysteries! grin....

Liam 6 years ago

Thanks guys! Looks like you nailed it! Bluestem is a great match. I recognize both species, the Broomsedge grows around my grandparent's place in large quantities. Looks like the Little is the one I have in my yard.
Thanks again, y'all! There's one mystery solved. :)

Travis Morse
Travis Morse 6 years ago

I agree with Gordon that it looks like a bluestem. Also try broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus)

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

Liam, It's hard to tell from a single photo, but this could be Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium). Google images for Little Bluestem and see what you think. I find Little Bluestem growing typically in grasslands, but also in savanna, along open roadsides, etc., often in sandy soils.

vegasele 6 years ago

Is it puffy

Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.32, Long: -82.01

Spotted on Nov 28, 2010
Submitted on Nov 15, 2012

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