Little bluestem is typically 2-4’ tall, and features upright clumps of slender, flat, green with each leaf having a tinge of blue at the base. Purplish flowers appear in 3” long clusters on branched stems rising above the foliage in August. The flowers are followed by fluffy, clusters of silvery-white seed heads which can persist into winter. Many consider the most outstanding ornamental feature of this grass to be its bronze-orange fall foliage color.