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- The common name, Little Bluestem, belongs to the
grass family, Poaceae.
- The botanical name can be stated as Schizachyrium
scoparium or Andropogan scoparium.
- The tribe is called Andropogoneae.
- The common name of Little Bluestem was chosen because
of the bluish color seen at the base of the grass stems in the spring.
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- Another name for Little Bluestem is Prairie Beardgrass.