Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Broomsedge Bluestem, Broom-sedge

Broomsedge Bluestem, Broom-sedge

Andropogon virginicus

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.


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