University of Rhode Island

Andropogon ternarius

Split-beard Bluestem

Herbaceous perennial bunch grass with fluffy silvery seed heads over the length of the stem. Prefers well drained soil in full sun but tolerates poor or sandy soil. Useful for erosion control. Attractive to wildlife, including deer. Native to SE United States. 4-5' x 2-3'.

©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Courtesy of University of Georgia Press.

Image Courtesy of Larry Allain, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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