Reddish stalks and feathery seed heads are the attractive features of this bunch grass. The leaves turn beautiful colours in the fall, too. Little bluestem prefers dry/well-drained habitats and is often found on sandy soils. It is a larval host plant for a number of native butterflies.
Grows with pasture sage, hairy golden-aster, western silvery aster, dotted blazingstar, gaillardia, June grass, big bluestem, blue grama grass, leadplant and dwarf false indigo.
Life Cycle: perennial, warm season
Sun Exposure: full sun
Bloom Period: August
Height: 1 – 3 ft
Soil: dry to medium