Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Andropogon gerardii Vitman image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Derek Anderson

Dorothy J. Lott

Dorothy J. Lott

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Poaceae
Andropogon gerardii Vitman
big blue-stem, turkey-foot
Andropogon: from Greek andros, meaning "man's," and pogon, meaning "beard," probably because of the hairy appearance produced by the seed heads by the sterile glumes
gerardii: for Louis Gerard, French botanist from late 1700's to early 1800's who was the first to describe this species technically
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 5'-8' tall grass
Flower: blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: full sun; dry, moderate moisture, to wet; prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Grass drawing
Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Synonyms 
Andropogon furcatus Muhl. ex Willd.
Andropogon provincialis Lam.

         
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