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Andropogon capillipes Nash. Dryland White Bluestem. 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); = Anatherum capillipes (Nash) Voronts. & E.A.Kellogg – Vorontsova et al (2023); = Andropogon virginicus L. var. glaucus "drylands variant" – Campbell (1983); < Andropogon capillipes Nash – GW1, K1, K3, S, S13; < Andropogon dealbatus (C.Mohr) Weakley & LeBlond – K4; < Andropogon virginicus L. – RAB; < Andropogon virginicus L. var. glaucus Hack. – FNA25, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 9

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