Andropogon glomeratus

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Andropogon glomeratus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Andropogon
Species: A. glomeratus
Binomial name
Andropogon glomeratus
(Walt.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Synonyms

Andropogon marcrourus Michx.

Andropogon glomeratus is a species of grass known by the common names bushy bluestem and bushy beardgrass. This grass reaches heights approaching two meters (6 feet) and has large, fluffy cream-colored inflorescences. Each dense, tufted inflorescence has several pairs of hairy spikelets. The leaves may reach over a meter in length. This bunchgrass is native to the Americas, where it is widespread. It has also naturalized in other areas.

Uses[edit]

It is cultivated as an ornamental grass. This species also has potential as a noxious weed and is easily spread via seed contamination. It is a pest plant in Hawaii, where it has been documented on the island of Kaua‘i.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbst, D. R. and W. D. Clayton. (1998). "Notes on the grasses of Hawai‘i: new records, corrections, and name changes". In: Evenhuis, N. L. and S. E. Miller, eds. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 1997. Part 1: Articles. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 55:17-38. 
  2. ^ "Andropogon glomeratus". Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER). 

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