$3.50 – $15.00
Sun: Full to Part (Prairie or savanna)
Type: Warm-season, perennial, bunch grass.
This is a very tall warm-season bunch grass. Plants turn a beautiful deep maroon to blue color in the fall. The seed heads are often described as looking like a turkey’s foot. This grass is often used for prairie restoration projects.
Wildlife Uses: Provides food and cover for many animals and birds. It does not flatten under snow so it provides spring nesting areas. This grass attracts both birds and butterflies!
Crop Uses: Big Bluestem is an excellent forage grass.
More Info: It is good for erosion control. Tolerates some drought. Dominant in the tallgrass prairie. Flowers late summer.
Other Names: Turkey foot