Tag Archives: Schizachyrium scoparium

Grasses vs. Sedges

Grasses and sedges are both classified as monocots. These are plants whose seeds have one cotyledon (the part that will grow into embryonic leaves), and which possess flower parts in multiples of three, leaves with parallel veins, and scattered vascular bundles.  While they resemble each other superficially, grasses are members of the Poaceae family and sedges belong to the Cyperaceae family. Continue reading

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GRASS: Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Common through most of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Little Bluestem gives a brilliant landscape performance. Continue reading

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Native Grasses for Fall and Winter

As summer’s annuals are beginning to fade and fall perennials are putting on their last show of bloom, native grasses take on a more prominent role in the natural landscape. Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Beds in the Sunny Garden

by Mary Frase and Elaine Mills Our class project as members of the 2012 class involved rejuvenating two beds in the Sunny Demonstration Garden.  The project turned out to be considerably more complex than we initially anticipated and is still … Continue reading

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