from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several chiefly North American grasses of the genera Andropogon, Bothriochloa, and Schizachyrium, some of which are important prairie grasses.

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  • n. Any of various grasses, including little bluestem and big bluestem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in Western U.S.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of some coarse but useful grasses in the United States, chiefly Andropogon furcatus east of the Rocky Mountains, and Agropyrum glaucum further westward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States
  • n. tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States


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  • A native American prairie grass, little bluestem, is planted beneath the poles and stands in contrast to the grid upon which the poles are installed.

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  • Prior to the arrival of settlers in North America, much of this biome was dominated by species of tall grass known as bluestem (Andropogon spp.).

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  • A few legislators suggested honor go to the big bluestem, which is dominant in eastern third Kansas, or buffalo grass, which is prevalent in western Kansas.

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  • According to news reports earlier this month, little bluestem was a compromise choice after the Kansas House rejected amendments to honor big bluestem, which is dominant in eastern Kansas, and buffalo grass, which is dominant in the west. stories: News

  • As the drought shriveled the acres of sideoats grama and bluestem grass on his property, Epperson, 57, was forced to sell off all but 90 of his 400 cows and 800 of his 3,000 goats.

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  • If you would like to eat grama grass, Big bluestem, western wheat grass, pature thistle, cedar trees, side oats grama grass, buffalo grass, wild mustard, goldenrod, and too many other native plant species to type out I will make you up a salad right now.

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  • Ranchers help prime the sprawling pastures by torching them to burn out prairie brush, clearing the way for stands of big bluestem and other grasses that are cheap cattle feed.

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  • How on our knees we cheered the ruddy clumps of bluestem, the first three stalks of Indian Plantain,

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  • New CRP is planted in native grasses such as big bluestem, little bluestem, switchgrass, indian grass, and western wheatgrass, along with native forbs such as illinois bundleflower, black sampson, wild sunflower, etc.

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  • Little bluestem grows to about 18 inches tall and does best in sandy soils or garden loam, although if planted on slopes it will also thrive in clay.

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