Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans

Common names: Elliott's beardgrass
Synonyms: Andropogon campyloracheus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 657.
Ligules 0.3-0.8(1.1) mm. Inflorescence units usually with 2-5 rames; rames usually concealed at maturity.


Del., D.C, W.Va., Fla., N.J., Tex., La., Tenn., N.C., S.C., Pa., Va., Ala., Ark., Ill., Ga., Ind., Md., Okla., Ohio, Mo., Miss., Ky.


Andropogon gyrans var. gyrans generally grows in dry, sandy soil of roadsides, embankments, fields, and pine or oak woods, occasionally in moister soil. Its range extends south from the United States to the Caribbean and Central America. Plants from Florida and Mississippi do not have inflated sheaths.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


AuthorChristopher S. Campbell +
AuthorityAshe +
Common nameElliott's beardgrass +
DistributionDel. +, D.C +, W.Va. +, Fla. +, N.J. +, Tex. +, La. +, Tenn. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Pa. +, Va. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Ga. +, Ind. +, Md. +, Okla. +, Ohio +, Mo. +, Miss. + and Ky. +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightUtah State University +
IllustratorLinda A. Vorobik + and Hana Pazdírková +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V25/V25 1585.xml +
SynonymsAndropogon campyloracheus +
Taxon familyPoaceae +
Taxon nameAndropogon gyrans var. gyrans +
Taxon parentAndropogon gyrans +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 25 +