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Grasses - Little Blue Stem

Little Bluestem - Andropogon scoparius
Little Bluestem - Andropogon scoparius
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
Little Bluestem is not usually noticed until after a frost when the plant becomes a warm bronze color. Although grazed, animals at times avoid the grass being repelled by it coarse, dried stems. This leaves Little Bluestem tall enough to be important nesting cover for grouse.

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White Penstemon

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