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Andropogon virginicus L. var. virginicus
Broomsedge bluestem

Andropogon virginicus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central North America, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus available from :

Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus has been found in the following 84 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Arch Creek Addition Recorded as Present in Error Native
Arch Creek Park Recorded as Present in Error
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Doubtfully Present
Bahia Honda State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Blazingstar Preserve Doubtfully Present
Boystown Pineland Recorded as Present in Error
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Recorded as Present in Error
Castellow Hammock Park Recorded as Present in Error
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Coconut Creek Natural Area Present Native
Coral Reef Park Recorded as Present in Error
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Doubtfully Present
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Crandon Park Recorded as Present in Error
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
Deering Estate at Cutler Recorded as Present in Error
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Doubtfully Present
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Doubtfully Present
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Grassy Waters Preserve Doubtfully Present
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Holey Land Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Recorded as Present in Error
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Recorded as Present in Error
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Doubtfully Present
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
LaBelle Nature Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Recorded as Present in Error
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Miramar Pineland Natural Area (Snake Creek) Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Assumed to be Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Recorded as Present in Error
Navy Wells Pineland #39 Recorded as Present in Error
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Recorded as Present in Error
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Recorded as Present in Error
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Red Reef Park Recorded as Present in Error
Riverbend Park Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Recorded as Present in Error
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Ridge Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Secret Woods Buffer and Nature Center Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Recorded as Present in Error
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Recorded as Present in Error
The Jungle Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Tradewinds Regional Park Present Native
Trinity Pineland Recorded as Present in Error
Woodmont Natural Area Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus has been found in the following 11 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry 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 virginicus var. virginicus has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Mesic Hammock
Wet Flatwoods

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Andropogon virginicus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton