Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

Another grass of Ontario’s tallgrass prairies, Little Bluestem is a shorter grass than some of its colleagues – usually growing 2-3’ tall. It is a clump-forming grass that has a bluish tinge to its leaves, and tufts of blossoms that emerge along the side of the flower stalk. Full sun, sandy soil.

Height: 2.5-5 feet

Sun Requirements: Requires full sun

Water Requirements: Normal to dry conditions

Wildlife: Utilized by many birds and butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host

Special Tolerances: Drought tolerant and an erosion control species