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Andropogon tenuispatheus (Nash) Nash. Maritime Bushy Bluestem. Phen: Aug-Nov. Hab: Maritime wet grasslands, brackish marsh edges, calcareous wet grasslands, interdune swales and ponds, seepages in limestone areas, prairies, moist disturbed sites. Dist: Se. VA and c. OK south to s. FL and c. and s. TX, south into Central America; West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Excluded from the concept of A. tenuispatheus is A. eremicus Wipff & Shaw (Wipff & Shaw 2018d), of sw. United States.

Synonymy: = K4, Va, Sorrie (2020b) in Weakley et al (2020), Wipff & Shaw (2018d); = Anatherum species 6; = Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. var. pumilus Vasey ex Dewey – FlGr, FNA25, K1, K3, WH3, Campbell (1986); = Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. var. pumilus "robust variant" Vasey ex Dewey – Campbell (1983); = Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. var. tenuispatheus Nash – S13; < Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. – Bah, ETx1, HC, Mex, NcTx, S, Tx; < Andropogon hirsutior (Hack.) Weakley & LeBlond – F; < Andropogon virginicus L. – RAB; < Andropogon virginicus L. var. abbreviatus (Hack.) Fernald & Griscom – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 9

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