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Schizachyrium scoparium
Synonyms: Andropogon scoparius

Common Name(s): Little bluestem
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 100
Precipitation: 18 to 45 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -29° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: All; sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Full sun
Warm season, sod-forming grass native to Great Plains region. High drought tolerance.
Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Anthrachose, Rust
Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage


Geographical Origin:
North America
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