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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