little bluestem

: a forage grass (Andropogon scoparius) of central No. America — called also bluejoint turkeyfoot

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a North American forage grass, Schizachyrium scoparium, having wide often bluish blades.

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little bluestem,
a bluestem grass from two to four feet high that grows abundantly throughout the United States, especially in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Little bluestem — Taxobox name = Little Bluestem image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Schizachyrium species = S. scoparium binomial = Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem (… …   Wikipedia

  • little bluestem — kupstinis barzdūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Schizachyrium scoparium), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Schizachyrium scoparium angl. little bluestem; prairie beardgrass šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • little bluestem — noun A grass, Schizachyrium scoparium, native to North America. See Also: big bluestem …   Wiktionary

  • little bluestem — noun Date: circa 1898 a forage grass (Schizachyrium scoparium syn. Andropogon scoparius) of eastern and central North America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • little bluestem — a North American forage grass, Schizachyrium scoparium, having wide often bluish blades. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bluestem grass — Bluestem can refer to various grasses: * Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) * Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) and other species of the genus Andropogon * Cane bluestem and Caucasian bluestem of the Bothriochloa genus …   Wikipedia

  • bluestem — noun Date: circa 1852 1. a tall North American grass (Andropogon gerardii syn. A. furcatus) that has smooth bluish leaf sheaths and slender spikes borne in pairs or clusters, is a dominant grass of the originally tallgrass prairies, and is used… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bluestem — /blooh stem /, n. 1. any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, now grown in the western U.S. for forage. 2. See dwarf palmetto. [1850 55, Amer.; BLUE + STEM1] * * * ▪ plant also called  beard grass   any… …   Universalium

  • bluestem — noun Any of various grasses, including little bluestem and big bluestem …   Wiktionary

  • seacoast bluestem — noun : a bluestem (Andropogon littoralis) of beaches and dunes of eastern No. America that is very similar to and often considered a variety of the little bluestem and that is locally valued as a palatable forage grass and as an arrester of wind… …   Useful english dictionary

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