Update - Intially I posted a misidentification of this grass as little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium). Little bluestem is similar to broomsage in appearance but is not as bright golden, as tall and does not grow in aggregate clumps. Also, little bluestem prefers poor limestone soils whereas broomsage prefers open pasture and farm fields. For comparison with little bluestem look at the photos in the Hunter Prairie post. Bear with me while I learn my grasses!!
|Broomsage grows in dense clumps of 50-100 individual stalks.|
|Large populations are easily recognizable in open hilltop pastures. |
This is one of the few grasses that whitetail deer seem to not bother.