Schizachyrium scoparium

One of our greatest native bunch grasses

This is one of the most important of our native grasses as it serves so many roles in the local ecosystem. It is the host plant for several Native Grass Skipper Butterflies, it is great habitat, and it is gorgeous.

This is one of the real workhorses of native grasslands with smaller statured grasses

Bumblebees also benefit from the great clumps that persist through the Winter into Spring

There is a spot in everyone's Ecosystem for Little Bluestem

This grass is amazingly adapted to local conditions and to fire