little bluestem


Definition of little bluestem

: a forage grass (Schizachyrium scoparium synonym Andropogon scoparius) of eastern and central North America

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The dry prairie along the bluff top is home to little bluestem, wild bergamot, columbine and silky aster — a colorful display in the spring. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Maiden Rock Bluff offers some of the best views along the Great River Road," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of little bluestem

1889, in the meaning defined above

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