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  Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. divergens (Hack.) Gould image
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Family Poaceae
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. divergens (Hack.) Gould
little blue-stem, pinehill blue-stem
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
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies; in sandy, loamy soil

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Andropogon divergens (Hack.) Andersson ex Hitchc.
Andropogon scoparius Michx. var. divergens Hack.
Andropogon scoparius Michx. var. virilis Shinners
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash subsp. divergens (Hack.) Gandhi & Smeins
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. virile (Shinners) Gould

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