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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.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Assumed to be Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Presence at the National Key Deer Refuge is based on a 1999 collection by Suzanne Koptur (1048, FTG). A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Recorded as Present in Error
National Key Deer Refuge Assumed to be Present Native




Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland


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Andropogon virginicus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton