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Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens

Andropogon virginicus L. var. decipiens C.S. Campbell

Broomsedge Bluestem

Poaceae (Grass Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 5-1/2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period. The anthers on this species are yellow or purple.


USA: FL , KY , NC , SC , VA
Native Habitat: Dry or moist, peaty longleaf pine barrens, mesic flatwoods, coastal grasslands.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens


Record Modified: 2023-06-12
Research By: DEW

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