Schizachyrium scoparium is a grass native throughout the southeast. It is common across the region and grows in a wide range of habitats. It grows best in full sun sites with soils that are moist to dry. The foliage on this plant is a bluish green in the spring and summer (hence the common name of Little bluestem), and turns a reddish brown in the fall/winter. It is an important host plant to several native butterfly species. Fluffy seed heads mature in the fall and are attractive to birds. Schizachyrium scoparium works well as a specimen plant in a yard or rain garden, or for use in restoration plantings.