Andropogon gerardii

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusAndropogon
SpeciesAndropogon gerardii Vitman
Common Namebig bluestem
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 4.6
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Andropogon chrysocomus Andropogon chrysocomus Nash
Andropogon furcatus Andropogon furcatus Muhl. ex Willd.
Andropogon furcatus var. villosa Andropogon furcatus var. villosa Loew
Andropogon gerardii var. chrysocomus Andropogon gerardii var. chrysocomus (Nash) Fern.
Andropogon hallii var. grandiflorus Andropogon hallii var. grandiflorus Scribn.
Andropogon provincialis Andropogon provincialis Lam.
Andropogon provincialis var. tennesseensis Andropogon provincialis var. tennesseensis Scribn.
Andropogon tennesseensis Andropogon tennesseensis (Scribn.) Scribn.
Leptopogon furcatus Leptopogon furcatus (Muhl. ex Willd.) Roberty

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Barren (KY), Bell (KY), Campbell (KY), Clay (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Graves (KY), Grayson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), Logan (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Montgomery (KY), Ohio (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Morgan (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100116134 McCracken Kentucky 09 Sep 1970 Raymond Athey
1241
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116183 Trigg Kentucky 03 Oct 1965 William H. Ellis
768
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116373 Williamson Tennessee 13 Oct 1991 Ronald L. Jones
7007
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100721206 Pike Kentucky 14 Aug 2009 Julie B. Clark
776
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116357 Putnam Tennessee 29 Jul 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5171
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
N/A Powell Kentucky 12 Aug 1992 R.C. Clark
22677
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100115995 Fayette Kentucky 16 Aug 1989 Julian Campbell
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100115953 Ballard Kentucky 04 Sep 1970 Raymond Athey
1222
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116241 Todd Kentucky 09 Oct 1978 Nancy Barker
2
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100767183 Madison Kentucky 15 Sep 2015 Thomas S. McFadden
170
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116001 Fleming Kentucky 01 Aug 2003 Ronald L. Jones
9453
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116159 McCreary Kentucky 15 Sep 1978 Douglas Stephens
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116068 Grayson Kentucky 09 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5394
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100115961 Clay Kentucky 17 Oct 2007 Ronald L. Jones
Danny Barrett
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116050 Graves Kentucky 15 Sep 1969 Raymond Athey
817
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116282 Trigg Kentucky 02 Oct 1982 William Lynch
22
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116258 Rowan Kentucky 31 Aug 2000 Kim Feeman
1373
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116209 Ohio Kentucky 06 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5892
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116027 Franklin Kentucky 21 Oct 1983 Steven Rice
FR-571
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116043 Garrard Kentucky 25 Jun 1984 Donna A. Godbey
683
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116084 Laurel Kentucky 10 Jul 1981 Ralph L. Thompson
706
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116142 McCreary Kentucky 09 Aug 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6577
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116191 Ohio Kentucky 06 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5891
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116217 Powell Kentucky 26 Oct 1974 William H. Martin
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116167 Montgomery Kentucky 21 Aug 1984 Julian Campbell
976
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116100 Madison Kentucky 16 Aug 1994 Gary W. Libby
OB-873
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116126 McCracken Kentucky 09 Sep 1970 Raymond Athey
1241
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100115979 Estill Kentucky 21 Oct 1988 Richard G. Guetig
948
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100721677 Jefferson Kentucky 11 Aug 2010 Patricia D. Haragan
1059
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100724689 Garrard Kentucky 12 Sep 2012 W.W. Overbeck
1677
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116019 Franklin Kentucky 04 Sep 1978 Steven Rice
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116175 Montgomery Kentucky 02 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1229
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100115987 Barren Kentucky 03 Sep 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6667b
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116092 Logan Kentucky 23 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
3597
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116118 Madison Kentucky 13 Sep 1974 William H. Martin
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
N/A Powell Kentucky 12 Aug 1992 Ross C. Clark
22677
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116332 Coffee Tennessee 22 Sep 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6710
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100739109 Barren Kentucky 03 Sep 1990 Ronald Jones
6667
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116266 Trigg Kentucky 07 Oct 1978 Phil Mastrangelo
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005367 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005371 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005372 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005368 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116035 Franklin Kentucky 21 Oct 1983 Steven Rice
FR-572
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100724739 Garrard Kentucky 24 Aug 2011 W.W. Overbeck
10404
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116233 Powell Kentucky 25 Oct 1978 Richard H. Hannan
1-23-00937
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116274 Trigg Kentucky 02 Oct 1982 Valerya Hyrne
19
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116076 Laurel Kentucky 15 Aug 1993 Steve Walker
805
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100195161 Morgan Tennessee 22 Aug 2006 Dwayne Estes
9234
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116365 Roane Tennessee 25 Sep 1976 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
31234100116225 Powell Kentucky 11 Aug 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
6030
EKY
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005370 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005365 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005366 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
BEREA005369 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gerardii
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 31 Jul 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gerardii
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 26 Aug 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gerardii
31973000020705 Stewart Tennessee 07 Oct 1978 Kannapell, A.
s.n.
KNK
Andropogon gerardii
31973000020715 Ohio Kentucky 07 Aug 1979 Hils, Matthew
93
KNK
Andropogon gerardii
31973000020706 Campbell Kentucky 17 Sep 1998 Naczi, Robert
7646
KNK
Andropogon gerardii
31973000020708 Lewis Kentucky 06 Aug 1982 Thieret, John
53604
KNK
Andropogon gerardii
MTSU003574 Davidson Tennessee 22 Aug 2001 Angela Cathey
MTSU
Andropogon gerardii
UOS07574 Van Buren Tennessee 29 Aug 2002 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Andropogon gerardii
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 26 Aug 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gerardii
TENN-V-0150798 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gerardii
UOS07572 Franklin Tennessee 23 Sep 1999 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Andropogon gerardii
UOS07573 Franklin Tennessee 28 Sep 1985 R.K. Clements
UOS
Andropogon gerardii
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Plant Photos

Andropogon gerardii - Ashley B. Morris
Andropogon gerardii - Ashley B. Morris
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Joey Shaw
Andropogon gerardii - Milo Pyne
Andropogon gerardii - Milo Pyne
Andropogon gerardii - Tara Littlefield
Andropogon gerardii - Tara Littlefield
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell
Andropogon gerardii - Theo Witsell