Andropogon gyrans Ashe

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Andropogon gyrans Ashe

  • Description

    Species Description - Culms tufted, 3–10 dm, often branched above, mostly glabrous below, the short uppermost internodes densely villous at the summit; lvs flat, 3–4 mm wide, the upper usually crowded, broader (even to 15 mm) and spathe-like, brownish or coppery, 8–15 cm; racemes numerous, paired, 3–5 cm, white-villous, usually flexuous; sessile spikelet three-fourths as long as the sterile pedicel and shorter than the internode next above it; awn 1–2 cm, loosely twisted below; 2n=20. Fields and open woods; N.J. to O. and Mo., s. to Fla. and Tex. Variable, but the vars. not well defined. (A. elliottii, misapplied)