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


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May


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 Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

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

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

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


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

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