Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. scoparium image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Poaceae
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. scoparium
broom beard grass, broom blue-stem, little blue-stem
Schizachyrium: from schizo for "to split" in part
scoparium: Latin for "broom-like" from Latin scopa for "broom"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 2'-3' tall grass
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; in sandy, loamy soil

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Flora of North America  (off site)
Andropogon neomexicanus Nash
Andropogon praematurus Fernald
Andropogon scoparius Michx.
Andropogon scoparius Michx. var. frequens F.T.Hubb.
Andropogon scoparius Michx. var. neomexicanus (Nash) Hitchc.
Andropogon scoparius Michx. var. polycladus Scribn. & Ball
Andropogon scoparius Michx. var. septentrionalis Fernald & Griscom
Andropogon scoparius Michx. var. villosissimus Kearney
Schizachyrium praematurum (Fernald) C.F.Reed
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash subsp. scoparium
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. frequens (F.T.Hubb.) Gould
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. neomexicanum (Nash) Gould
Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. polycladum (Scribn. & Ball) C.F.Reed

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