In areas with relatively little agricultural disturbance, remnants of taller grassland are usually dominated by big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii); other common prairie grasses are also frequent (switch grass, Indian grass, little bluestem
) plus, especially in low brushy transitions (see h2), wild rye (Elymus glabriflorus).
common sub-xeric community is dominated by little bluestem
cooperi is seldom taken, partly because it is not generally attracted to bait, and partly because, despite its name, it is usually found in dry grassy fields, and often in little bluestem
. Microtus ochrogaster is a dominant species in dry grassy areas and was the second most abundant species at Glendora.
The chaffy seed of each grass species was blown with the aid of a Seedburo seed blower (Seedburo, Chicago, IL) at air valve openings of 30, 27, 30, and 22 mm for indiangrass, little bluestem
, big and sand bluestem, and yellow bluestem, respectively.
(Andropogon scoparius) was by far the most common species on all three transects.
While current vegetation comprises a sparse cover of grasses and forbs with spotted knapweed being the dominant species, scattered occurrences of little bluestem
, switchgrass, and sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) suggest that the area may once have supported plant communities that included native warm-season grasses.
She pointed out big and little bluestem
, native grasses.
In Missouri, some glades do resemble prairies, with plants that include big and little bluestem
, Indian grass, Indian paintbrush, prairie larkspur, purple coneflower, and blazing stars.
Warm-season bunchgrasses native to Tennessee include big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem
(Schizachyrium scoparium), broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus), indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), switchgrass, (Panicum virgatum), and eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides).
Some native grasses such as switch grass, little bluestem
or big bluestem, and Indian grass are other fine choices.
All potential sites were visited and those selected had to be dominated by big and little bluestem
, which have been suggested to be L.
Extending eastward from foothills of the Rockies to the fringes of the Great Plains, the base boasts prairielike ecosystems of blue grama, western wheatgrass, little bluestem
, and needle-and-thread grass; oak woodlands; shrublands covered with pinyon pine and juniper; and montane forests of ponderosa pine.