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Andropogon gerardiiAndropogon gerardii

big bluestem

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 2-6.5'
Flowers: Jun.-Sept.

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 6-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry or wet soil in open woods, prairies, swales, shore, and dry open ground

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

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Notes

clump forming; attractive, with winter interest



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/203.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004