Seed Study - Schizachyrium scoparium
Species: Schizachyrium scoparium (Andropogon scoparius)
Vegetative identification: Sheaths are very flat and often pinkish at the base. Leaves are folded in the bud and the cross section is sometimes flat but mostly folded or v-shaped. Seedlings are light green, turning reddish brown at maturity.
Schizachyrium scoparium – little bluestem
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 144; 30; 106;
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 573
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: 69
Collection dates: September 25 and October 21.
Collection effort: 433 grams in 12 person hours.
Collection notes: A lot of fluff comes with the seed, so collecting large amounts is time consuming.
Cleaning notes: Bulk seed measurement is with stems, leaves, lemmas, glumes, etc included.
Did You Know?
The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...