Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3451

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare north of FL

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), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Andropogon longiberbis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon longiberbis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon longiberbis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Andropogon longiberbis

 

COMMON NAME:
Longbeard Bluestem


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image of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_anlo2_001_lvd

        

image of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem

Keith Bradley    kab_a_longiberbis_01594

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

The bases of the racemes not exserted above the apex of the raceme sheath, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Andropogon longiberbis, Longbeard Bluestem

Keith Bradley    kab_a_longiberbis_71519

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

Callus hairs 1.5-5mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2012).