OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Andropogon gyrans   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans

SYNONYMOUS WITH Systematics of the Andropogon virginicus complex (Gramineae) (Campbell, 1983)
Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans "common variant"

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Andropogon elliottii

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-87-006:
Andropogon elliottii   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Andropogon campyloracheus

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon elliottii

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Andropogon campyloracheus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Andropogon elliottii

 

COMMON NAME:
Elliott's Bluestem


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image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_anca3_001_lvd

        

image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_anel_001_lvd

        

image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_anel_002_lvd

        

Elongate stem sheaths overlap and hide most of the inflorescence (until late in the season), per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

JK Marlow    jkm0410n_28

October    Oconee County    SC

image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

JK Marlow    jkm0511e_17

November    Union County    SC

Roadside

image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

Keith Bradley    kab_a_gyrans_2823

November    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmagyrans2

November        

Raceme clusters clasped by leaflike bracts, these clasped by leaf sheaths, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Andropogon gyrans, Elliott's Bluestem

JK Marlow    s051112_abc

November        SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Andropogon gyrans   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans

SYNONYMOUS WITH Systematics of the Andropogon virginicus complex (Gramineae) (Campbell, 1983)
Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans "common variant"

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Andropogon elliottii

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-87-006:
Andropogon elliottii   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Andropogon campyloracheus

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon elliottii

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Andropogon campyloracheus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Andropogon elliottii

 

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83

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Habitat: Dry to moist forests, woodlands, longleaf pine sandhills, pine savannas, fields, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

Raceme (usually 2 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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