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 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 Fields of tall switchgrass, Indian grass, and big and little bluestem offer prime winter bedding cover. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, 5 Feb. 2020 The distant beds find another organizing grass, two varieties of the little bluestem, upright, dark and destined to become more handsome by October. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2019 Look for bald eagles and red-shouldered hawks riding the thermals around the bluffs and wildflowers like little bluestem, blazing-star and bird’s-foot violet blooming on them. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 July 2017 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, 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of little bluestem

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Little bluestem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20bluestem. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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