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Andropogon hallii Hack.
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Andropogon gerardii var. incanescens, Andropogon gerardii var. paucipilus, Andropogon hallii var. incanescens, Andropogon paucipilus
USDA Symbol: ANHA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Sand bluestem is a 3-5 ft., perennial grass that resembles big bluestem but is more rhizomatous. Blue-green stems support a three-parted seedhead.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun
, WY Canada: MB Native Distribution: ND
& e. MT,
s. to TX
& AZ Native Habitat:
Sandy hills & plains
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sand.
Conditions Comments: Sand bluestem is useful for controlling erosion of sand dunes and blow out areas.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: A period of cold-moist stratification enhances germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff