Andropogon gerardii

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Synonyms for Andropogon gerardii

tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States

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You can find 14 genotypes of big bluestem in 1 square meter," says Smith.
Influence of mycorrhizal fungi and fertilization on big bluestem seedling biomass.
Switchgrass and eastern gamagrass begin to flower in late May/early June and the vegetative biomass in these fields (as well as big bluestem and indiangrass) is often greater than that produced by tall fescue, even though it has past maturity (Balasko et al.
Grasses included big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparius), and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans).
This project measured the effect of depth on the root length density and root diameter on three grass species: Big Bluestem (Andropogen furcatus), Smooth Bromegrass (Bromus inermis), and Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
The modern prairie vegetation is dominated by big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium); subdominant species include tall dropseed (Sporobolus asper) and sedges (Carex spp.
And since both tillage and overgrazing by dairy animals has ceased, the native grasses are coming back - Eastern Gamagrass, Big Bluestem and other highly productive, highly nutritious varieties.
The Manor Road project involved eliminating exotic and invasive plant species that had dominated the utility's electric transmission right of way and planting a mix of native grasses such as Niagara Big bluestem, Little bluestem, Indian grass, and Side Oates Grama to spread and flourish.
The name "Bluestem" was chosen to honor the monarch of the prairie grasses - Big Bluestem.
As an example (although confidence intervals overlap, likely as a result of small sample sizes), average ground coverage of big bluestem was 29% at occupied sites but ground coverage was 54% at random sites.
River bottoms and draws between rolling hills of little and big bluestem are choked with cedars, cottonwoods and box elders.
Interpretive Implications: Try switching back and forth between the small details, for instance the flowers of big bluestem, back to the big picture, perhaps noticing how prairies are havens of diversity, and back again.
geradii, big bluestem, were located in this survey, with the largest covering an area 0.
The Nature Conservancy's website expresses the hope that eastern bluebirds, orioles, warblers, and sparrows will return and flourish now that several varieties of prairie grasses are being planted, including big bluestem, Indian grass, black-eyed Susan, and prairie coreopsis.