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Andropogon virginicus (broomsedge bluestem; Broomsedge; Whisky grass; Yellow bluestem; Yellowsedge bluestem)


Wikipedia Abstract

Andropogon capillipes is a species of grass known by the common name chalky bluestem. It is native to the southeastern United States as far west as Texas. This perennial grass grows 3 to 5 feet tall. The leaf blades are folded, the longest reaching 25 inches long. The plant is coated in a chalky residue that easily rubs off. This species is used for grazing livestock. It grows easily on wet, sandy, mucky substrates and it can be used to prevent erosion. Cultivars of this species include 'Valdosta Blue', which is used as an ornamental grass.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Wind
Structure [3]  Grass
Usage [2]  A yellow dye is obtained from the stems; Onion skins are sometimes added when making the dye;
Height [2]  3.936 feet (1.2 m)
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Protected Areas



Caribbean; North America; Oceania; U.S.A. to C. America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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