Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
Bluestem, little false
(a.k.a. beard grass)
Little bluestem is a medium height grass with coarse stems and basal leaves. Plants are green, but often purplish at base of stem. The entire plant has a reddish cast after frost.
Little bluestem is a dominant understory species occurring in open-canopy pine stands. Seed is generally wind-dispersed only short distances from the parent plant.
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