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

Known Distribution

There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the knownNorth American Distribution Map.
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