Little Bluestem

CHARACTERISTICS
Variety Camper, Aldous, Cimarron, Itasca
Planting Rate 4 to 5 PLS LBS per Acre
Plant Height 2 to 4 FT
Seed Count 260,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry, Uplands
Grazing Value Very Good
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Description

Little Bluestem

 

Little bluestem is a warm-season, bunch-type, perennial native grass found throughout much of the United States. This intermediate stature native grass is an important specie for many uses, applications and ecosystems. Several improved cultivars offer varying degrees of adaptability, palatability, heat and drought tolerance and forage quality.

 

ALDOUS

  • Tall, leafy, vigorous, medium-late in maturity.
  • Produces abundant forage under favorable conditions.
  • Aldous Little Bluestem is adapted across the Mid-west and Upper Midwest.
  • Found on many range sites from low to high elevations.
  • Considered a valuable grass for erosion control, pastures and rangelands.

 

CAMPER

  • Moderately-late maturing Little bluestem variety with a broad genetic composition.
  • Recommended for Nebraska and parts of Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Wide-spread in the Southwest Great Plains.
  • Found in many range sites from low to high elevations.
  • Considered a valuable grass for erosion control, pastures and rangelands.

 

CIMARRON

  • Tall, leafy composite of several strains of little bluestem from southwest Kansas and parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Very wide-spread in the Southwest Great Plains.
  • Found in many range sites from low to high elevations.

 

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