little bluestem

noun

Definition of little bluestem

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

Examples of little bluestem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other prairie grasses that work well in gardens are little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis). Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022 Other prairie grasses that work well in gardens are little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis). Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022 Other prairie grasses that work well in gardens are little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis). Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022 Linder is also keen on low-maintenance native grasses such as little bluestem and prairie dropseed interspersed with coral bells, hostas, lilies and tall garden phlox paniculatas. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Perennials with fall foliage changes include switch grass and little bluestem, which can blush plum-purple, burgundy, or golden; the bluestem can get almost pinkish-lavender on its way to finishing warm mocha. Miri Talabac, baltimoresun.com, 30 Sep. 2021 Other prairie grasses that work well in gardens are little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis). Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 8 Aug. 2021 The land that hasn’t been cleared and converted to Bermuda grass for cattle grazing is covered in dense forest, or native grasses like little bluestem. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 The trek through patches of little bluestem and plants laden with soot from prescribed fire ended in five new turtles found, even with chilly weather making turtle movement less likely — and the dogs’ jobs trickier. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of little bluestem

1889, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2022

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“Little bluestem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20bluestem. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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