Bluestem grass

Bluestem can refer to various grasses:
* Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
* Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) and other species of the genus Andropogon
* Cane bluestem and Caucasian bluestem of the Bothriochloa genus


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  • bluestem grass — noun Any of several grasses, of the genus Andropogon, of North America that are adapted to high light levels …   Wiktionary

  • bluestem — luestem n. tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in Western U.S. Syn: blue stem, Andropogon furcatus, Andropogon gerardii. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bluestem — /blooh stem /, n. 1. any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, now grown in the western U.S. for forage. 2. See dwarf palmetto. [1850 55, Amer.; BLUE + STEM1] * * * ▪ plant also called  beard grass   any… …   Universalium

  • bluestem — žieduotasis požiaudis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Dichanthium annulatum), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijos atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Dichanthium annulatum angl. bluestem; Diaz bluestem; Hindi grass;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bluestem — noun Date: circa 1852 1. a tall North American grass (Andropogon gerardii syn. A. furcatus) that has smooth bluish leaf sheaths and slender spikes borne in pairs or clusters, is a dominant grass of the originally tallgrass prairies, and is used… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bluestem — akuotuotasis požiaudis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Dichanthium aristatum), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dichanthium aristatum angl. Angleton bluestem; Angleton grass; awned… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bluestem — noun tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States • Syn: ↑blue stem, ↑Andropogon furcatus, ↑Andropogon gerardii • Hypernyms: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluestem wheatgrass — noun valuable forage grass of western United States • Syn: ↑western wheatgrass, ↑Agropyron smithii • Hypernyms: ↑wheatgrass, ↑wheat grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Big Bluestem — Taxobox name = Big Bluestem image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Cyperales familia = Poaceae genus = Andropogon species = A. gerardii binomial = Andropogon gerardii binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • little bluestem — noun : a forage grass (Andropogon scoparius) of central No. America called also bluejoint turkeyfoot * * * a North American forage grass, Schizachyrium scoparium, having wide often bluish blades. [1895 1900] * * * little bluestem, a bluestem… …   Useful english dictionary


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