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Sorghastrum elliottii

Sorghastrum elliottii (C. Mohr) Nash

long-bristle indiangrass, slender indiangrass

Synonym(s): Chrysopogon elliottii, Sorghastrum apalachicolense
Sorghastrum elliottii (Long-bristle Indiangrass)
Image ID: 17479
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SOEL3
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sorghastrum elliottii
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-08-21

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SORGH
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Sorghastrum
GENUS AUTHORITY: Nash
GENUS COMMON: Indiangrass
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 18-20 species, of tropical and subtropical America and Africa, rarely extending into temperate areas.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Hall (1982)=Z; Dávila Aranda & Hatch in FNA (2003a). Key adapted from Z.

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.

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 6 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: Sep-Oct
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR:
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: southeastern U.S. to Texas

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Long-bristle Indiangrass has a graceful appearance, particularly thanks to the long hair, called an awn, at the very tip of the seed. The seeds are a dark lustrous brown and are surrounded by hairs that are nearly glossy black. During the growing season, the attractive greens and blues of the foliage compliment one another. As the plant begins to go dormant, shades of reds sometimes tinge the tips of leaves. Late into fall, the leaves tan and take the golden look typical of most warm-season grasses.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 3
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE: 2
WILDLIFE VALUE: Butterfly Friendly, Bird Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
129 2010-0041 2010-11-04 130 View
8149 2004-0159 2006-05-19 View
9333 2021-0001 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
130 HORT 2009-06-01 NCBG staff View
816 SOS 2016-10-26 Walker View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
242 129 102 Liloia 2010-10-06 View
243 129 19 NCBG staff 2011-03-01 View
245 129 23 Liloia 2011-08-12 View
246 129 18 Liloia 2011-08-12 View
247 129 15 Liloia 2011-08-12 View
11403 8149 200 NCBG staff 2003-02-14 View
12490 9333 20 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12688 0 16 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12774 9333 23 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12802 9333 15 Liloia 0000-00-00 View
12816 9333 18 Liloia 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SOEL3
USDA Common Name: Slender Indiangrass
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sorghastrum elliottii
COMMON NAME: Slender Indiangrass
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, G, HC, K, RAB, S, Va, W, WH3, Z; < S. elliottii - FNA (also see S. apalachicolense)]
PHENOLOGY: Sep-Oct.
HABITAT: Woodlands and forests, river-scour areas, including oak-hickory forests and woodlands over mafic rocks.
COMMENTS: MD south to FL and west to TX, inland to TN, AR, and OK, mainly on the Coastal Plain, but extending inland to other physiographic provinces.
RANGE MAP: Sorghastrum elliottii.png

Key to Map Symbols
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)
Sorghastrum Nash (Indiangrass)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 18-20 species, of tropical and subtropical America and Africa, rarely extending into temperate areas.
REFERENCE: Hall (1982)=Z; Dávila Aranda & Hatch in FNA (2003a). Key adapted from Z.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Sorghastrum elliottii in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Sorghastrum elliottii in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Sorghastrum elliottii in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Sorghastrum elliottii in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Sorghastrum elliottii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sorghastrum elliottii

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 17479
ID IMAGE2: 17479
ID IMAGE3: 17477

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