SCIENTIFIC NAME: Andropogon gerardii
COMMON NAMES: Big Bluestem, Tall Bluestem, Turkey-foot,
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug, Sep
- Provides shelter for nesting birds & insects.
- Used by Sedge Wrens and Eastern Meadowlarks.
- Provides seed for 24 species of songbird as well as prairie chickens.
- Specifically provides seed for Grasshopper Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, and other sparrows.
- Attracts butterflies & is larval host for Delaware Skipper, Dusted Skipper.
- White-tailed deer & bison graze on vegetative parts.
- High quality forage for livestock.