Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Common Name: Little Bluestem
Latin Name: Schizachyrium scoparium
Habitat: Dunes, dry prairies, jack pine/oak forests

A native prairie grass. It can be recognized by its roundish clumps of stems that are somewhat reddish purple in color. The stems turn yellowish orange as the plants mature and go to seed.

Little Bluestem