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Schizachyrium scoparium, Piedmont NC Ecotype (Little Bluestem, Piedmont NC Ecotype) whole plant/field shot
Schizachyrium scoparium, Piedmont NC Ecotype (Little Bluestem, Piedmont NC Ecotype) seed headSchizachyrium scoparium, Piedmont NC Ecotype (Little Bluestem, Piedmont NC Ecotype) seed

Schizachyrium scoparium, Piedmont NC Ecotype
Little Bluestem, Piedmont NC 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: SCHSCO17
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: $20.00/lb


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