Dec. 8, 2021
big bluestem, Andropogon gerardii
Wherever big bluestem goes, there is prairie. It may be a field, large or small, or just a roadside. If you want to create a prairie, this may be the first species you look for. And if you're standing among it, there's no trouble seeing it. But you won't see far. It gets close to ten feet tall. Big bluestem grows in every state except CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, and WA, and in MB, ON, QC, and SK. Monroe Co MI, 8/22/16. Grassfamily, Poaceae.