Andropogon virginicus

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Broomsedge Bluestem

Poaceae (Gramineae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Orange
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Open seepage areas, flatwoods, marshes, ruderal areas.


Recommended Uses:Background planting or as a casual tall bunching or clumping grass in meadow-like settings.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Provides food and nesting material for many small birds and other small animals. 

Larval host for zabulon skipper (Poanes zabulon).