"Bushy Bluestem" Full sun and moisture. Standing water okay. Use Ornamental: Good as a handsome bunchgrass for moist, low-lying areas, with year-round color Use Wildlife: Seeds eaten by granivorous birds and small mammals. Provides nesting material for birds. Provides good cover for small animals. Winter food for prairie chickens, field sparrows, juncos, and other song birds. Occasionally browsed by deer, bison, and Pronghorn Antelope.