Andropogon hirsutior

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Common names: bushy bluestem [1], hairy bluestem [2]

Andropogon hirsutior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Andropogon
Species: A. hirsutior
Binomial name
Andropogon hirsutior
(Hackel) Weakley & LeBlond
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Natural range of Andropogon hirsutior from Weakley 2015 .

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenburg var. hirsutior (Hackel) C. Mohr; A. virginicus var. hirsutior (Hackel) A.S. Hitchcock, A. virginicus var. glaucopsis (Elliott) A.S. Hitchcock

Varieties: none

Description

A. hirsutior is a perennial graminoid of the Poaceae family native to North America. [1]

Distribution

A. hirsutior can be found on the southeastern coast, ranging from Texas and Oklahoma to New Jersey, with the exception of Delaware. [1]

Ecology

Habitat

A. hirsutior is a characteristic wetland species that often frequents the understory vegetation of Upper Panhandle Savannas. [3] It is also found mostly in longleaf pine forests [4] , as well as wet savannas, pine flatwoods, adjacent ditches, and other wet disturbed sites. [2]

Phenology

A. hirsutior has been observed to flower between October and December. [4]

Fire ecology

A. hirsutior thrives when the following burning treatments are applied: periodic winter, periodic summer, annual winter, biennial summer. [5]

Use by animals

A. hirsutior has fair forage value. [6]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ANGLH
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. Carr, S. C., et al. (2010). "A Vegetation Classification of Fire-Dependent Pinelands of Florida." Castanea 75(2): 153-189.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 16 MAY 2018
  5. Lewis, C. E. and T. J. Harshbarger (1976). "Shrub and herbaceous vegetation after 20 years of prescribed burning in the South Carolina coastal plain." Journal of Range Management 29(1): 13-18.
  6. Hilmon, J. B. (1964). "Plants of the Caloosa Experimental Range " U.S. Forest Service Research Paper SE-12