Yes, this is a grass. It's called Schizachyrium scoparium, also known as Little Bluestem and not only is it a native plant, but it is a great pollinator plant!

It's a favorite for Dusted Skippers and a handful of others, as well as insects such as grasshoppers and beetles. Songbirds also make use of the seedheads that form each fall. It's great for wildlife.

While this warm season grass with its silver blue coloring looks beautiful in the heat of summer (it tolerates drought well), the oranges hues make a really pretty sight in the fall.

In case you wondered, it is deer resistant and pests do not seem to bother it.

We are happy to highlight it in our Pollinator Pathway garden and share the benefits of it with you.

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The Cheshire Land Trust Governing Board meets the third Thursday of each month at the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce office, 195 S Main St. #2, Cheshire, CT 06410. Meetings begin at 7p.m. You are welcome to join us.

Cheshire Land Trust, P.O.Box 781, Cheshire, CT 06410

CLT is an all-volunteer, private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization committed to conservation. We are not affiliated with the town of Cheshire. We do not receive taxpayer monies. Our organization is wholly funded by our membership.

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