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Andropogon hallii Hack.
USDA Symbol: ANHA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AZ , CO , IA , IL , IN , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY Canada: MB Native Distribution:
ND & e. MT, s. to TX & AZ Native Habitat:
Sandy hills & plains USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff