Grass Family (Poaceae : Andropogoneae) Latin Name: Schizachyrium scoparium Longevity: Perennial Season: Warm Origin: Native Value: Wildlife – good (for cover) Livestock – good
This is an important grass of the “True Prairie”, this grass has a unique blue-green color in the spring and summer, then turns a reddish-brown during the dormant season. Seeds have a feathery appearance. This grass is important to ground nesting birds for nesting cover. This grass is adapted to a large variety of soils on prairies and savannahs. Grazed by all kinds of livestock and decreases with heavy grazing.