Little Bluestem Grass

Kansas State Grass


Little bluestem grass seeds

Little bluestem grass seeds; photo by Rachel James on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Grass of Kansas

Kansas designated the native grass little bluestem as the official state grass in 2010. All State Plants

Little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium) is a forage species grazed by livestock, deer, and elk, and is also suitable for hay. The little bluestem plant, which grows from two to five feet tall, provides cover for ground birds and small mammals. Little bluestem seed is eaten by songbirds and gamebirds.



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