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 swamps, wet savannas, pine flatwoods, wet disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-87-007?:
Andropogon virginicus   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon glomeratus

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Bog Broomsedge, Clustered Bluestem


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picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon glomeratus

JK Marlow    jkm070310_015

March    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

A large dense terminal mass of inflorescences makes the plant bushy-topped, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon glomeratus

JK Marlow    jkm060903_023

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Paired racemes short-peduncled, sitting between 2 clasping bractlike leaves, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon glomeratus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_glomeratus_2

October        

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon glomeratus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmaglomeratusvarglom_sb

Month Unknown