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The cornerstone of dry shortgrass plantings itself! Stays short, but fills dry plantings well. Adapts to most soil textures, but will not tolerate excess water. May be outcompeted in fertile soils.


Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 2'-3'

Leaf Texture: Medium

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts several species of skipper, grasshoppers, the prairie walkingstick, and smaller insects. Readily eaten by grazers, but rarely bothered by browsers such as deer.

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
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