CHALKY BLUESTEM (Andropogon virginicus var. glaucus)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: CHALKY BLUESTEM (Andropogon virginicus var. glaucus)

Native bunch grass. Interesting to watch the birds sway on the tall stems while dining on the seeds in late autumn and winter.

Seeds feed: song birds

Learn: http://www.regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Andrvirgglau

Larval host: Possible for Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan), Georgia satyr (Neonympha areolata), neamathla skipper (Nastra neamathla), swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier) and twin-spot skipper (Oligoria maculata) butterflies.

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Andropogon+virginicus

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2414

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