Nash (little bluestem) and Andropogon gerardii
Vitman (big bluestem) grasses as host plants.
This early settlement community, as described by White and Madany (1978), was dominated mostly by tall grasses, particularly Andropogon gerardii
, Sorghastrum nutans, along with the shorter Sporobolus heterolepis.
Thirty plant species occurring in the cemeteries that are commonly found in prairies from Illinois to Ohio include Andropogon gerardii
, Anemone virginiana, Antennaria plantaginifolia, Arnoglossum atriplicifolium, Calystegia spithamea, Carex meadii, Carya tomentosa, Ceanothus amerieanus, Celastrus scandens, Cirsium discolor, Comandra umbellata, Desmodium caneseens, Elymus virginicus, Euphorbia corollata, Helianthus hirsutus, Lactuca eanadensis, Lobelia spicata, Lysimachia lanceolata, Monarda fistulosa, Rubus occidentalis, Rudbeckia hirta pulcherrima, Silphium integrifolium, Smilax lasioneura, Solidago canadensis, Symphyotrichum leave, S.
stomata are closed in rolled leaves of Andropogon gerardii
The most abundant graminoids were Schizachyrium scoparius (little bluestem), Andropogon gerardii
(big bluestem), Panicum lanuginosum (panic grass), and Carex pensylvanica.
Usually each of the nine fields was planted to Sorghastrum nutans and either Andropogon gerardii
or Schizachyrium scoparium as a second native grass species (Simpson & Esker 1997).
Arundinaria gigantea (Walter), cane Andropogon gerardii
Vitman, big bluestem Cacalia tuberosa Nutt.
curtipendula, Andropogon gerardii
, Sorghastrum nutans, and Sporobolus
Grasses growing at the site included Andropogon gerardii
, Glyeeria striata, Leersia oryzoides, and Sorghastrum nutans.
Today, the dominant tall grasses are Andropogon gerardii
Vitman (big bluestem), Sporobolus heterolepsis Gray (prairie dropseed), and Sorghastrum nutans (L.
Grasses present in both sedge meadows include Andropogon gerardii
, Muhlenbergia glomerata, Muhlenbergia mexicana, Schizachyrium scoparium, and Sorghastrum nutans.
The tallgrass prairie is dominated by Andropogon gerardii
(big bluestem), Schizachyrium scoparium (little bluestem), Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass), Panicum virgatum (switchgrass), and various forbs.
This mouse was collected in grasslands with medium to tall grasses including Andropogon gerardii
, Panicum virgatum, Tripsacum dactyloides, Sorghastrum nutans, and Sporobolus airoides.
(big bluestem) dominated with the highest importance value (I.
Nash (Indian grass; C = 4) and Andropogon gerardii
Vitman (big bluestem; C = 5) had become the dominant species.