Splitbeard Bluestem is a 2' to 4' native perennial warm season bunch grass often found growing with Little Bluestem. It is a summer flowering grass that prefers dry to medium soils in full sun and is often found in prairies, old fields, savannahs, open woodlands, and grassland remnants. Splitbeard Bluestem is a sought after ornamental plant due to the striking showy white small plume-like seed heads and its bunch grass growth habit. It is used in wildflower meadows and restoration seed mixes. Splitbeard Bluestem is a valuable wildlife habitat plant, providing food, cover, bare ground travel, and nesting sites for birds and small mammals.