Alternative Name(s): Turkeyfoot
Warm season grass
Grows 6 to 8 tall
Birds and mammals use big bluestem for nesting in the spring and as cover in summer and winter. It is also a good choice for erosion control plantings due to its extensive root system. Big bluestem prefers dry to medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils and growing conditions.
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