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, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...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 longiberbis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon longiberbis   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Longbeard Bluestem


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image of Andropogon longiberbis

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

        

image of Andropogon longiberbis

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.

image of Andropogon longiberbis

Keith Bradley    kab_a_longiberbis_71519

October    Miami-Dade County    FL

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