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.

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.


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]


  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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