Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name:  Little Bluestem

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Schizachyrium scoparium fallcolor.jpg (142084 bytes) Schizachyrium scoparium fruits3.jpg (47756 bytes)
habit (bunchgrass) and winter color--a nice amber old inflorescences with fruits (caryopses)
Schizachyrium scoparium fruits2.jpg (20595 bytes)
another old inflorescence habit in late summer--this field is almost solid little bluestem.  These plants have just begun to flower.


Want to see more pictures of this species?  The following websites have some good pictures of little bluestem too:


http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/prairiephotos/Andrscop-fruits.jpg (ignore the "Andropogon scoparius" in the picture--this is an older name for this species)