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Broomsedge Bluestem, Broom-sedge
Part shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers sandy soil but tolerates most soils except rocky, very strongly acid to neutral pH. 2-4 feet height, blooms in fall, yellow flowers, re-seeds freely and can be weedy or invasive.
Germination Code: A. Seed very hard to collect and clean.
Native Region: Statewide
Warm season grass that turns a tawny brown in fall. Can be an invader on disturbed lands. Good choice for areas needing erosion control. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees.