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Wild Florida Photo - Andropogon ternarius - Splitbeard bluestem

Andropogon ternarius

Splitbeard bluestem

Florida native

Clay Co. FL 11/16/20
Clay Co. FL 11/16/20
Clay Co. FL 11/16/20
Clay Co. FL 11/16/20
Clay Co. FL 11/16/20
Clay Co. FL 11/16/20

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A common grass of dry pinelands, turkey-oak scrub and old fields throughout nearly all of Florida. The range extends throughout the southeastern United States, west into Texas to Kansas, north into Illinois and Indiana and as far as New Jersey on the Atlantic coast.
The rounded culms are purplish-red with erect branching in the upper part of the plant. Leaf blades are flat to 4mm (3/16 in.) wide and 36cm (14 in.) long. The inflorescence is loose, with terminal racemes, often in pairs and up to 6cm (2-1/3 in.) long. Awnsa are 1cm (3/8 in.) or longer.

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Andropogon ternarius is a member of the Poaceae - Grass family.


Date record last modified: Nov 21, 2020


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