sand bluestem
noun Date: circa 1946 a tall rhizomatous North American grass (Andropogon hallii syn. A. gerardii var. paucipilus) that is a dominant grass of the originally tallgrass prairies and is used for forage and as a soil binder — compare bluestem 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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