Taxon  Report   9675    
Andropogon virginicus  L.
Broomsedge bluestem
Andropogon virginicus
© 2001 CDFA
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Andropogon virginicus
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Andropogon virginicus
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Andropogon virginicus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Andropogon virginicus
© 2012 Barry Rice
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Andropogon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Andropogon virginicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).