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

Description: 

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

History: 

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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