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Little Bluestem

Nebraska State Grass

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

Little Bluestem

Nebraska designated little bluestem as the official state grass in 1969. Little bigstem (Schizachyrium scoparium) is a native prairie grass that grows throughout the Great Plains and beyond. Sometimes called beard grass or bunch grass, little bigstem is an important hay and forage grass.