The dominant grass of Tallgrass Prairie in Ontario. It is a soil builder that roots deeply into the soil to get water and nutrients in times of drought. The seed head resembles a Turkey's foot giving it its other common name.
Height (cm): 90-300
Other traits: Prairie Dominant, Herbal, About 200 years ago you would have seen endless fields of this prairie species. It is a truly unique experience to walk through a field of Big Bluestem which reaches heights up to eight feet tall. Big Bluestem is a nutritious forage for livestock, excellent for restoring land and boosting its fertility. Songbirds also enjoy its seeds. Native Americans used this plant medicinally as a diuretic and general tonic.