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Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus

Andropogon virginicus L. var. virginicus

Broomsedge Bluestem

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Anatherum virginicum subvar. tetrastachyum, Andropogon virginicus var. tetrastachyus

USDA Symbol: ANVIV

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Brown
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Varied habitats, including recently disturbed areas and old fields.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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