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Andropogon perangustatus Nash. Narrowleaf Bluestem. Phen: Aug-Dec. Hab: Wet pinelands, clay-based Carolina bays, other depression wetlands, and boggy wetlands. Dist: E. VA south to c. peninsular FL, west to e. TX.

ID notes: Growth form, general appearance, and habitat (dense bluish tussocks with very narrow leaves and long ligules, growing in wet areas such as clay-based Carolina bays) make A. perangustatus readily recognizable.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FlGr, HC, S, S13, Va; = Anatherum perangustatum (Nash) Voronts. & E.A.Kellogg – Vorontsova et al (2023); = Andropogon elliottii Chapm. var. stenophyllus (Hack.) D.B.Ward; = Andropogon gyrans Ashe var. stenophyllus (Hack.) C.S.Campb. – ETx1, FNA25, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Campbell (1983); < Andropogon elliottii Chapm. – RAB; < Andropogon gyrans Ashe – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 8

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