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Schizachyrium scoparium, Long Island-NY Ecotype (Little Bluestem, Long Island-NY Ecotype) whole plant/field shot
Schizachyrium scoparium, Long Island-NY Ecotype (Little Bluestem, Long Island-NY Ecotype) seed headSchizachyrium scoparium, Long Island-NY Ecotype (Little Bluestem, Long Island-NY Ecotype) seed

Schizachyrium scoparium, Long Island-NY Ecotype
Little Bluestem, Long Island-NY Ecotype

Good for upland meadows where sight lines are important; used for erosion control on droughty sites; provides summer forage for livestock; a source of food and cover for wildlife; grows with open exposed surfaces that host ground nesting pollinators.

General Product Information:

Item Number: SCHSCO20
Species Type: Native
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: A long-lived bunchgrass with a dense root system (reaching as deep as 8'); purplish seedheads.
Habitat: Old fields, roadsides, slopes, meadows.
Bloom Period: July to October
Foliage Color: Grayish-green
Height: Up to 3.9 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 12 in
pH: 5.0 – 8.4

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU

Tolerances:

Shade: Full Sun
Drought: High
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 241,000
Seeding Rate: Expect to apply about 8 lb per acre. When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 10.0% and not more than 67.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy

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Price: $16.00/lb

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