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Andropogon glomeratus  (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb.
Bushy bluestem
Andropogon glomeratus is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
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Genus: Andropogon
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
iNatAndropogon eremicus
Information about  Andropogon glomeratus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (ANGL2)

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[Wikipedia] Ornamental Plant, Weed Status, Wildlife Food: It is cultivated as an ornamental grass. This species also has potential as a noxious weed and is easily spread via seed contamination. It has been declared a weed in Puerto Rico and a potentially invasive weed in Mexico.[6] The seeds are eaten by songbirds and small mammals, while the larvae of certain butterflies feed on the plant. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/20/2024).