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Andropogon ternarius Michx.
Splitbeard bluestem

Andropogon ternarius
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Andropogon ternarius has been found in the following 62 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Andrew Dodge Memorial Pineland Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Coral Reef Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Reported
Navy Wells Pineland Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Ron Ehman Park Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tradewinds Regional Park Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Andropogon ternarius has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Andropogon ternarius has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Sandhill
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Andropogon ternarius
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Andropogon ternarius
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Andropogon ternarius
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Andropogon ternarius
Copyright by: George D. Gann