Schizachyrium scoparium

Little bluestem

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   warm (grasses)
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   tolerates range of soils

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name:Little bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is non-native to California.

US Distribution:introduced
Plant Community(s):

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Monterey, Nevada, Solano

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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