Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Raceme (2-5 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Andropogon gerardii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon gerardii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-87-002:
Andropogon gerardii   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot