Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 17 taxa.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium   FAMILY: Poaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon scoparius 029-87-001   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in a wide range of moist to dry habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem need picture of flower of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem fruit of Schizachyrium stoloniferum, Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem
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camera icon Common Name: Creeping Bluestem, Creeping Little Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Schizachyrium stoloniferum   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schizachyrium scoparium var. stoloniferum   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon scoparius 029-87-001?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in fall-line sandhills in the inner Coastal Plain, perhaps in other dry habitats, also apparently in seepages in pineland landscapes, mesic to wetland pine savannas and seepage slopes in peninsular Florida, the habitat and range in our area requiring further study

Rare in GA-SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon gerardi   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Andropogon gerardii   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon gerardii 029-87-002   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in a wide variety of habitats, usually rather dry, such as sandhills, glades, cliffs, and rock outcrops, in the Piedmont in woodlands, former prairie-like sites, woodlands, open forests, and river-scour grasslands, in the Mountains in glades, riverside scour areas, and rarely in grassy balds, ascending to at least 1600m over mafic rocks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mohr's Bluestem, Tawny Bluestem, Bog Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Andropogon mohrii   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon mohrii   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon mohrii 029-87-003   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas, sphagnous bogs

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Splitbeard Bluestem, Silvery Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon ternarius   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon ternarius var. ternarius   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon ternarius 029-87-005   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry to moist soils of woodlands and openings

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem need picture of flower of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem fruit of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem
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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elliott's Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Andropogon gyrans   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon elliottii 029-87-006   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist forests, woodlands, fields, and disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Andropogon perangustatus, Narrowleaf Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Andropogon perangustatus, Narrowleaf Bluestem need picture of flower of Andropogon perangustatus, Narrowleaf Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Andropogon perangustatus, Narrowleaf Bluestem fruit of Andropogon perangustatus, Narrowleaf Bluestem
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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Andropogon perangustatus   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon gyrans var. stenophyllus   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in wet pinelands, clay-based Carolina bays, other depression wetlands, and boggy wetlands

Uncommon in GA, rare northward

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Old-field Broomstraw, "Sedge Grass"
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in old fields, on roadbanks, disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Deceptive Bluestem, Deceptive Broomsedge
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in savannas, flatwoods, maritime wet grasslands, disturbed pinelands, other wetlands

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chalky Bluestem, Purple Bluestem, Coastal Bluestem, Big Chalky Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Andropogon cretaceus   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glaucopsis   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas, pine flatwoods, maritime forests, ditches, wet disturbed sites

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Bog Broomsedge, Clustered Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Andropogon glomeratus   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, wet savannas, pine flatwoods, wet disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


need drawing of Andropogon hirsutior, Savanna Bushy Bluestem, Hairy Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Andropogon hirsutior, Savanna Bushy Bluestem, Hairy Bluestem need picture of flower of Andropogon hirsutior, Savanna Bushy Bluestem, Hairy Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Andropogon hirsutior, Savanna Bushy Bluestem, Hairy Bluestem fruit of Andropogon hirsutior, Savanna Bushy Bluestem, Hairy Bluestem
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camera icon Common Name: Savanna Bushy Bluestem, Hairy Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Andropogon hirsutior   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glomeratus var. hirsutior   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas, pine flatwoods, adjacent ditches, other wet disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


need drawing of Andropogon tenuispatheus, Maritime Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Maritime Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Andropogon tenuispatheus, Maritime Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Maritime Bluestem need picture of flower of Andropogon tenuispatheus, Maritime Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Maritime Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Andropogon tenuispatheus, Maritime Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Maritime Bluestem fruit of Andropogon tenuispatheus, Maritime Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Maritime Bluestem
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camera icon Common Name: Maritime Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Maritime Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Andropogon tenuispatheus   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in maritime wet grasslands, brackish marsh edges, moist disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dryland White Bluestem, Chalky Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Andropogon capillipes   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Andropogon capillipes   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in dry to mesic pine flatwoods, sandhills, adjacent roadbanks

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Andropogon dealbatus, Wetland White Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Andropogon dealbatus, Wetland White Bluestem need picture of flower of Andropogon dealbatus, Wetland White Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Andropogon dealbatus, Wetland White Bluestem need picture of fruit of Andropogon dealbatus, Wetland White Bluestem
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Common Name: Wetland White Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Andropogon dealbatus   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Andropogon capillipes   FAMILY: Poaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, ditches adjacent to savannas, depressional wetlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Andropogon floridanus, Florida Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Andropogon floridanus, Florida Bluestem need picture of flower of Andropogon floridanus, Florida Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Andropogon floridanus, Florida Bluestem fruit of Andropogon floridanus, Florida Bluestem
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camera icon Common Name: Florida Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Andropogon floridanus   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon floridanus   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in Florida scrub and scrubby pinelands, longleaf pine sandhills

Rare

Native to Georgia & Florida

 


drawing of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem need picture of leaf or frond of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem need picture of flower of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem fruit of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem
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camera icon Common Name: Longbeard Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Andropogon longiberbis   FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon longiberbis   FAMILY: Poaceae

 

Look for it in dry sandy soils of sandhills and dunes, calcareous wet pinelands and dry pine rocklands (or this may be another new species, under study)

Rare north of FL

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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