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Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (Little bluestem)
San Antonio River Authority

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. scoparium

Little bluestem

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Andropogon praematurus, Andropogon scoparius, Andropogon scoparius var. ducis, Andropogon scoparius var. frequens, Andropogon scoparius var. neomexicanus, Andropogon scoparius var. polycladus, Andropogon scoparius var. septentrionalis, Schizachyrium praematurum, Schizachyrium scoparium ssp. neomexicanum, Schizachyrium scoparium var. frequens, Schizachyrium scoparium var. neomexicanum, Schizachyrium scoparium var. polycladum

USDA Symbol: SCSCS

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , SK

Value to Beneficial Insects

Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0982 Collected Nov 4, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

Additional resources

USDA: Find Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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