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 (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in dry to moist forests, woodlands, fields, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

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

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

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-87-006:
Andropogon elliottii   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Andropogon campyloracheus

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Elliott's Bluestem


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picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

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

        

picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

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

        

picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

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

        

picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

JK Marlow    jkm0410n_28

October    Oconee County    SC

picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

JK Marlow    jkm0511e_17

November    Union County    SC

Roadside

picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

Keith Bradley    kab_a_gyrans_2823

November    Miami-Dade County    FL

picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmagyrans2

November        

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

picture of Andropogon elliottii, image of Andropogon gyrans

JK Marlow    s051112_abc

November        SC