Andropogon ternarius

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusAndropogon
SpeciesAndropogon ternarius Michx.
Common Namesplitbeard 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: Green; Fruit Color: Yellow ;
*Average C-Value: 4.7
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4] (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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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
Anatherum argyraeum Anatherum argyraeum (Schult.) Roberty
Andropogon argyraeus Andropogon argyraeus
Andropogon argyraeus var. tenuis Andropogon argyraeus var. tenuis Vasey
Andropogon belvisii Andropogon belvisii Desv.
Andropogon elliottii var. glaucescens Andropogon elliottii var. glaucescens
Andropogon mississippiensis Andropogon mississippiensis Scribn. & C.R. Ball
Andropogon muhlenbergianus Andropogon muhlenbergianus Schult.
Andropogon scribnerianus Andropogon scribnerianus Nash
Sorghum argenteum Sorghum argenteum (Elliott) Kuntze

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: Bell (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Fleming (KY), Graves (KY), Grayson (KY), Hart (KY), Larue (KY), Laurel (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Menifee (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Benton (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Franklin (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McMinn (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1942 - 2000

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100116449 Bell Kentucky 21 Sep 1978 Richard H. Hannan
1-8-00305
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
N/A Grayson Kentucky 02 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5863
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116415 Caldwell Kentucky 04 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
1266
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116548 Roane Tennessee 25 Sep 1976 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116555 Stewart Tennessee 02 Oct 1982 K. Sirimongkhon
11
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116464 Trigg Kentucky 07 Oct 1978 P. Mastrangelo
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116381 Pulaski Kentucky 21 Sep 1991 John Richard Abbott
1238
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
MDKY00004025 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Andropogon ternarius
MDKY00004024 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Andropogon ternarius
MDKY00004026 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016011 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015967 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015954 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016012 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015950 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015974 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015962 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015957 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015948 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015961 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015963 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015968 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015958 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015964 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015972 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016014 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015965 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015966 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015973 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016020 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116407 Grayson Kentucky 02 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5861
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116399 Pulaski Kentucky 13 Sep 1992 John Richard Abbott
4378
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005381 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005383 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005380 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005382 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005385 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005386 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005387 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
ETSU002802 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016015 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015953 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016017 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015951 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015949 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
UCHT001663 Marion Tennessee 28 Oct 1983 Edwin Bridges
993
UCHT
Andropogon ternarius
UCHT001661 Hamilton Tennessee August, 1971 Frank Bowers
UCHT
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0062768 Calloway Kentucky 07 Sep 1979 Max Medley
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034837 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034848 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034842 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0062657 Calloway Kentucky 14 Nov 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034838 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0098443 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0076599 Pulaski Kentucky 30 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034836 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0098207 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034849 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
HTTU018844 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Andropogon ternarius
HTTU033971 White Tennessee
HTTU
Andropogon ternarius
HTTU018845 Tennessee
HTTU
Andropogon ternarius
HTTU033959 White Tennessee
HTTU
Andropogon ternarius
HTTU033960 White Tennessee
HTTU
Andropogon ternarius
HTTU034001 White Tennessee
HTTU
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034839 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0091746 McNairy Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0098218 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034851 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034854 Montgomery Tennessee 01 Oct 1942 R.E. Shanks
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0055421 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034846 Montgomery Tennessee 19 Sep 1982 Edward Chester
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034850 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034840 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0098208 Caldwell Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
UCHT001668 Hamilton Tennessee T. Govus
UCHT
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016008 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015975 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016010 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015969 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016019 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016016 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016009 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
ETSU002801 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005379 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
BEREA005384 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116498 Pulaski Kentucky 07 Oct 1992 John Richard Abbott
4539
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
N/A Rowan Kentucky 12 Oct 2000 Kim Feeman
1530
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015971 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015945 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015960 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
UCHT001660 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Andropogon ternarius
UCHT001662 Hamilton Tennessee Frank Bowers
UCHT
Andropogon ternarius
UCHT001664 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0062660 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034841 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0069493 Larue Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034843 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0243685 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
UOS07581 Franklin Tennessee 16 Oct 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Andropogon ternarius
UOS07584 Marion Tennessee 07 Oct 1999 Al Good
UOS
Andropogon ternarius
UOS07583 Franklin Tennessee 17 Nov 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Andropogon ternarius
UOS07582 Franklin Tennessee 23 Sep 1999 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034852 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0067794 Larue Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0073892 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0034847 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0071860 White Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
APSC0098206 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon ternarius
UCHT001667 Marion Tennessee 11 Nov 1999 John Beck
3857
UCHT
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015956 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016006 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016021 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015959 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016018 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016013 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015946 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015952 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0016007 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015955 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015947 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
TENN-V-0015970 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon ternarius
31973000020734 Trigg Kentucky 08 Oct 1978 Nelson, L.
18
KNK
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116431 Laurel Kentucky 01 Oct 1991 Ronald L. Jones
6989
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116456 Pulaski Kentucky 11 Oct 1980 Ginger Murphy
26
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116480 McCreary Kentucky 09 Sep 1978 Douglas Stephens
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
31234100116423 Grayson Kentucky 02 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5861
EKY
Andropogon ternarius
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Plant Photos

Andropogon ternarius - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon ternarius - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon ternarius - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon ternarius - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon ternarius - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon ternarius - Dwayne Estes
Andropogon ternarius - Milo Pyne
Andropogon ternarius - Milo Pyne
Andropogon ternarius - Sunny Fleming
Andropogon ternarius - Sunny Fleming
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell
Andropogon ternarius - Theo Witsell