Andropogon capillipes Nash. Phen: Sep-Nov. Hab: Dry to mesic pine flatwoods, sandhills, adjacent roadbanks. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL and west to s. AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: See A. dealbatus for discussion of these two taxa. The type of A. capillipes (collected by A.H. Curtiss in FL) is of this taxon; Nash (1900) states that it occurs "in dry soil, North Carolina to Florida" and emphasizes that it is "abundantly distinct from A. virginicus, to which it is related".
Synonymy: = FlGr, HC, Weakley et al (2011), Weakley et al (2018a); = Andropogon virginicus L. var. glaucus "drylands variant" – Campbell (1983); < Andropogon capillipes Nash – GW1, K1, K3, S; < Andropogon dealbatus (C.Mohr) Weakley & LeBlond – K4; < Andropogon virginicus L. – RAB; < Andropogon virginicus L. var. glaucus Hack. – FNA25, WH3