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Andropogon hirsutior (Hackel) Weakley & LeBlond. Hairy Bluestem. Phen: Sep-Nov. Hab: Wet pine savannas, pine flatwoods, adjacent ditches, other wet disturbed sites. Dist: E. MD south to c. peninsular FL, west to se. LA. Material west of the Mississippi River appears to be of this taxon, but needs additional study.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See discussion in Weakley et al. (2011) for the reasons for recognition of this taxon at specific rank.

Synonymy: = FlGr, K3, K4, Sorrie (2020b) in Weakley et al (2020), Weakley et al (2011); = Anatherum species 4; = Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. var. hirsutior (Hack.) C.Mohr – FNA25, K1, Va, WH3, Campbell (1983); = Andropogon virginicus L. var. hirsutior (Hack.) Hitchc. – Tx; < Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. – ETx1, HC, S, Tn; >< Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. var. glomeratus – S13; < Andropogon hirsutior (Hack.) Weakley & LeBlond – F, Tat; < Andropogon virginicus L. – RAB; < Andropogon virginicus L. var. abbreviatus (Hack.) Fernald & Griscom – C; ? Andropogon virginicus L. var. glaucopsis (Elliott) Hitchc. – G, misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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