Little bluestem and its relatives
Three related grass species
Andropogon ternarius (splitbeard bluestem)
This is a more southern species with beautiful seedheads. Given the climate situation, we think this one will do well here.
Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem)
The classic prairie grass. There are special selections available but we prefer the straight species, which will have more genetic variety for the different habitats on the trail.
Andropogon virginicus (broomsedge bluesterm)
This native is considered an invader in places like Hawaii, but here, it's a great choice for disturbed lands, like what we have on the trail.