big bluestem

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Recent Examples on the Web THERESA - Dense stands of big bluestem reached 5 feet high on the rolling, upland tract at Theresa Marsh Wildlife Area. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2022 Beneath the ground, the roots of the big bluestem will stretch nearly 12 feet deep, leaving deposits that enrich the soil and keep it in place against the strong Kansas winds. Sarah Spicer, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 On either side of her, tall, thin strands of big bluestem, a grass species native to the Great Plains, arch more than a foot above her head. Sarah Spicer, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 The prairie’s 8-foot-tall big bluestem and Indian grasses are especially beautiful in the fall. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Aug. 2021 Native prairie plants that can tolerate drought, including big bluestem, prairie milkweed, Illinois bundleflower and rough blazing star, will likely fare better than other species. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2021 The botanically inclined will be interested in the native grasses — such as big bluestem — lining the Farm Field Loop Trail. Jeanine Barone, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Mar. 2021 The big bluestem grass, with its fall hints of reddish-maroon, stood more than 6 feet in some places and was abundant. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 16 Oct. 2020 The predominantly tallgrass Curtis Prairie has many native species, including big bluestem and Indian grass that can grow to heights of 8 feet and turn yellow, red and orange come autumn. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of big bluestem

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big bluestem was in 1887

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14 Jan 2022

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“Big bluestem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20bluestem. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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