Warm season clumping grasses from the North American prairies that have soft-looking, narrow blades. It is very flexible about its growing conditions, being happy with hot or cold, acidic soil or alkaline. It is also deer-resistant.
Name Derivation: comes from the Latin schizein meaning to split and achyron meaning chaff.
Common Name: Bluestem grass
Schizachyrium is in the family Poaceae.