broom beard grass, little blue-stem, prairie beard grass
[Andropogon scoparius Michx.]
Etymology: Schizachyrium: from schizo for "to split" in part
Plants: perennial, 2'-3' tall grass
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; in sandy, loamy soil
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food
Alberta Government: "The identification of certain native and naturalized grasses by their vegetative characters", S.E. Clarke, J.A. Campbell and W. Shevkenek. 1950.
(Publication no. 762 ; Technical bulletin no. 50). Drawings, descriptions.