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Andropogon brachystachyus Chapm.
Shortspike bluestem

Andropogon brachystachyus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Andropogon brachystachyus has been found in the following 9 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native

Andropogon brachystachyus has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Andropogon brachystachyus has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Mesic Flatwoods

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Andropogon brachystachyus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton