Andropogon gyrans Ashe

Elliott’s Broom Sedge, Beard Grass, Bluestem

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Andropogon

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to

Size: 2 to 3' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Clump forming warm season grass. Drought and shade tolerant. Seed heads resemble Bird of Paradise flowers in form.


Native to the eastern US, Belize, Honduras, Mexico and Cuba.

Published in J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 15: 113 in 1898.


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