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Old 11-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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After mentioning on some thread that I had no success in growing little bluestem from seed, I found a couple plants among the seeds I sowed this winter. I'm wondering...is it little bluestem?

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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After mentioning on some thread that I had no success in growing little bluestem from seed, I found a couple plants among the seeds I sowed this winter. I'm wondering...is it little bluestem?

Looks like it very well could be, Dap! I have had sporadic success with this species from seed and I have yet to identify at the "baby" stage. Let 'er go and see what happens is my motto! Can always pull it up later if it's not what you wanted.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:00 AM   #3
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Hey Dapjwy, it's hard to tell from the photo but it looks similar to the self sown babies I found this year. Maybe it was a good year for little blue because it was only the second year I found younguns.
I don't know if the this photo helps you. These little blue planted themselves
in a tiny crevice in front of the rock border street side. When they first came up
I was unsure if it was little blue or blue-eyed grass until it got a little larger because both have a little fan shaped growth.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Looks like it very well could be, Dap! I have had sporadic success with this species from seed and I have yet to identify at the "baby" stage. Let 'er go and see what happens is my motto! Can always pull it up later if it's not what you wanted.
Thanks, scarecrowsdrm.

I planted a lot of wildflower seeds and some little bluestem...but with the warm winter and then a short cold snap come spring, several things that had germinated didn't make it--at least things weren't as thick as they have been in the past years...so, I think I'll try again this year now that I feel pretty sure that at least some germinated.

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Hey Dapjwy, it's hard to tell from the photo but it looks similar to the self sown babies I found this year...I was unsure if it was little blue or blue-eyed grass until it got a little larger because both have a little fan shaped growth.
will-o-wisp, your description of the fan-shaped growth and comparing it to blue-eyed grass helps make me more confident that it is my favorite grass--(formerly Andropogon scoparius) Schizachyrium scoparium!
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Congratulations, dap! May your babies have babies.
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Congratulations, dap! May your babies have babies.
Thank you, Rebek...like yours did with the latest generation coming soon.
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