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Bothriochloa saccharoides (Sw.) Rydb.
Silver bluestem, Longspike silver bluestem
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Amphilophis saccharoides, Andropogon saccharoides
USDA Symbol: BOSA
USDA Native Status: PR (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct Bloom Notes:
(flowers) of grasses are usually so minute that they are not visible to the naked eye. The panicle
branches of this grass are silvery white, silky and dense.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive
Use Wildlife: Graze, Nesting material, Seeds-granivorous birds
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Last Modified: 2013-08-13
Research By: TWC Staff