Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium (Michaux) Nash var. scoparium    Synonyms: Andropogon scoparius.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Poales   >   Family Poaceae   >   Genus Schizachyrium   


Little Bluestem is found throughout Maryland and is common on the coastal plain (Terrell & Peterson, 2009).


Little Bluestem is a host plant for Swarthy Skipper, Dusted Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Leonard's Skipper, Indian Skipper, Cobweb Skipper, and a possible host plant for Twin-spot Skipper.

There are 70 records in the project database.

View at Maryland Plant Atlas

Search Flora of North America

Search Mid-Atlantic Herbaria Consortium

Search Norton-Brown Herbarium

View taxon at iNaturalist

Search Google Images

Little Bluestem in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/20/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Little Bluestem in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/18/2018). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Little Bluestem in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography