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Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash var. scoparium

common little bluestem

Synonym(s): Andropogon praematurus, Andropogon scoparius, Andropogon scoparius var. ducis, Andropogon scoparius var. frequens, Andropogon scoparius var. neomexicanus, Andropogon scoparius var. polycladus, Andropogon scoparius var. septentrionalis, Schizachyrium praematurum, Schizachyrium scoparium ssp. neomexicanum, Schizachyrium scoparium var. frequens, Schizachyrium scoparium var. neomexicanum, Schizachyrium scoparium var. polycladum

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SCSCS
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SCHIZ4
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Schizachyrium
GENUS AUTHORITY: Nees
GENUS COMMON: Little bluestem
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 60 species, widespread in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions of the World.
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GENUS REFERENCES: Wipff (1996a)=Z; Gandhi (1989)=Y; Wipff in FNA (2003a). Key based in part on Wipff in FNA (2003a).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: POACEA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Poaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: (R. Brown) Barnhart 1895 or GRAMINEAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Grass Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 771 genera and 12,074 species, herbs (and some shrubs and trees), cosmopolitan. Tribal classification largely follows FNA (2003a, 2007a), with some changes based on subsequent research, as for instance in the Chloridoideae (Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson 2010a).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a, 2007a)=FNA; Hitchcock and Chase (1950)=HC; Blomquist (1948); Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson (2010a, 2010b). Key to genera adapted in large part from FNA.

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
127 2010-0039 2010-11-04 128 View
9454 2021-0113 2021-07-14 0 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
128 HORT 2008-11-20 NCBG staff View
2300 NPMD 2019-10-16 Touloupas View
2308 NPMD 2019-10-17 Touloupas View
2331 NPMD 2019-11-06 Touloupas View
2411 NPMD 2020-11-07 Kunz View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
235 127 102 Liloia 2010-07-15 View
236 127 105 Liloia 2010-10-19 View
237 127 14 NCBG staff 2011-03-01 View
12849 9454 14 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SCSCS
USDA Common Name: Little Bluestem
Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, QC, SK)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium
COMMON NAME: Common Little Bluestem
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, Pa, Va, Z; = S. scoparium - GW; > Andropogon scoparius var. scoparius - F, G, HC; > Andropogon praematurus Fernald - F, G; > Andropogon scoparius var. polycladus Scribner & Ball - F; > Andropogon scoparius var. frequens F.T. Hubbard - F; = S. scoparium ssp. scoparium - K, Y; < Andropogon scoparius Michaux - RAB, S, W, WV; < S. scoparium var. scoparium - WH3]
PHENOLOGY: (Jun-) Aug-Oct.
HABITAT: In a wide range of moist to dry habitats.
COMMENTS: NB west to AB, south to FL and Mexico. One of the most ubiquitous plants in the modern landscape of our area, occurring throughout in the majority of habitats. This species is extremely variable, some of the variability correlated with habitat and geography; the recognition of infraspecific taxa is warranted.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Poaceae (R. Brown) Barnhart 1895 or GRAMINEAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Grass Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 771 genera and 12,074 species, herbs (and some shrubs and trees), cosmopolitan. Tribal classification largely follows FNA (2003a, 2007a), with some changes based on subsequent research, as for instance in the Chloridoideae (Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson 2010a).
REFERENCE: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a, 2007a)=FNA; Hitchcock and Chase (1950)=HC; Blomquist (1948); Peterson, Romaschenko, & Johnson (2010a, 2010b). Key to genera adapted in large part from FNA.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Schizachyrium Nees (Little bluestem)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 60 species, widespread in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions of the World.
REFERENCE: Wipff (1996a)=Z; Gandhi (1989)=Y; Wipff in FNA (2003a). Key based in part on Wipff in FNA (2003a).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium

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