Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2472

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in maritime wet grasslands, brackish marsh edges, moist disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...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 tenuispatheus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus   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:
Maritime Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass


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picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm0502c_22

February    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm0502c_31

February    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm0502e_01

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm0309p_10

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

Keith Bradley    kab_a_tenuispatheus_0845

October    Monroe County    FL

Curry Hammock State Park

Silvery plumes in rigid, tightly packed bracts look like a feather duster, per Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants.

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm0311g_11

November    Chester County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Inflorescence dense, feathery, from flabellate [fan-shaped] to oblong, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm061111_010

November    York County    SC

Blackjacks Heritage Preserve

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm061111_012

November    York County    SC

Blackjacks Heritage Preserve

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon tenuispatheus

JK Marlow    jkm161105_046

November    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park