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Little Bluestem grows well on a variety of soil types, 包括深, 浅, 桑迪, 细纹理, 岩石土壤. 这是一堆类型, 本地的, 温暖的季节, 多年生中草, 根系浓密, and may reach heights of from 2 to 4 feet tall. Little Bluestem can be identified by its flat, bluish-colored basal shoots and its leaf blades which tend to fold. Mature plants have a reddish cast after frost. Little Bluestem is more drought resistant than Big Bluestem, and can be found in the lower rainfall areas of the Great Plains. Little Bluestem can be spread by seed, tillers, and underground rootstocks. It produces an abundance of high quality, palatable forage that is used for both hay and pasture. Little Bluestem should not be grazed closer than 4 to 6 inches during the growing season. The seed is mature in late September and October. It can be seeded alone or in mixtures with tall and short grasses
- 1 -西北海岸, 2 -加州海岸, 3 .南山, 4 -山, 5 .中西部, 6 .东北湖泊, 南五大湖, 8 -阿帕拉西亚, 9 -东南
- 美元A Plant Hardiness 区s
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Warm, Cool, Transitional
- 24" - 48"
- 0.25" - 0.5"
- Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
- 50° F
- SCHIZACHYRIUM SCOPARIUM
覆盖范围 & 可用的大小
The persistence of Little Bluestem in a wide range of geographical regions, 土壤, and climates makes it very useful in for conservation applications. It is commonly used on revegatation areas, 缓冲带, and very marginal 土壤 for soil stabilization.
Little bluestem when grazed or hayed prior to seed stem elongation makes good quality forage. When heavily grazed with more palatable species such as Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem will increase in the population over time.
Little Bluestem makes an attractive landscape species whether it is in small groups or large mass plantings. The unique reddish-orange color of the foliage after frost makes it one of the most popular of the 本地的 grasses.