Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash image
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Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Poaceae
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash
broom beard grass, little blue-stem, prairie beard grass
Schizachyrium: from schizo for "to split" in part
scoparium: Latin for "broom-like" from Latin scopa for "broom"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 2'-3' tall grass
Flower: blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
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