Yellow bluestem

(Bothriochloa ischaemum)

  • 3 - 5’ tall 
  • Larger than Caucasian bluestem
  • Blooms June to July
  • Leaf blades are basal, glaucous, flat, 1 - 10” long with scattered hairs
  • Stems slender, solid, green turning yellow when mature with brown to purple nodes
  • Inflorescence is silvery, reddish-purple with 2 - 10 racemes
  • Seeds are brown