Andropogon gyrans

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusAndropogon
SpeciesAndropogon gyrans Ashe
Common NameElliott's 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; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 5.1
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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
Andropogon clandestinus Andropogon clandestinus Alph. Wood
Andropogon elliottii f. gracilior Andropogon elliottii f. gracilior (Hack.) Blomq.
Andropogon elliottii var. laxiflorus Andropogon elliottii var. laxiflorus
Andropogon gracilior Andropogon gracilior (Hack.) Nash ex Small
Andropogon virginicus var. graciliformis Andropogon virginicus var. graciliformis León
Sorghum elliottii Sorghum elliottii (Chapm.) 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: Caldwell (KY), Christian (KY), Crittenden (KY), Edmonson (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Hopkins (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Powell (KY), Warren (KY), Anderson (TN), Benton (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Clay (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Macon (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Weakley (TN), White (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1941 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Franklin Kentucky 19 Nov 1981 Steven Rice
FR-505
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Stewart Tennessee 17 Mar 1966 Alfred Clebsch
930
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Putnam Tennessee Henry R. DeSelm
331
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A McCreary Kentucky 03 Nov 1978 D. Stephens
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Powell Kentucky 08 Nov 1997 Ross C. Clark
23873
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Franklin Kentucky 12 Jul 1984 S. P. Rice
702
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
ETSU002797 Greene Tennessee 12 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 29 Nov 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 27 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 25 Nov 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015991 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016068 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016069 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015996 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016005 White Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Stewart Tennessee 07 Oct 1978 Nancy Barker
1
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Caldwell Kentucky 04 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
1268
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Edmonson Kentucky 17 Oct 1974 William H. Martin
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Powell Kentucky 08 Nov 1997 R.C. Clark
23873
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Madison Kentucky 29 Oct 1994 Gary W. Libby
OB-876
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
BEREA005378 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Johnson Tennessee 22 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
ETSU002794 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
ETSU002796 Carter Tennessee 21 May 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Greene Tennessee 26 Apr 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015992 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015979 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015983 Macon Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016070 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015999 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015978 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016074 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015989 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015994 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016004 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015982 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015985 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015984 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016064 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015986 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016065 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015988 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015980 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016000 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016001 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016002 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016071 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016073 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015998 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015981 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015993 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016072 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016066 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015990 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015997 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015976 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015977 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015987 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016003 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0015995 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0098191 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0098211 Caldwell Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
TENN-V-0016067 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Andropogon gyrans
UCHT001647 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0034955 Montgomery Tennessee 23 Dec 1998 Edward Chester
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0034958 Stewart Tennessee 24 Nov 1984 Edward Chester
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0098190 Livingston Kentucky 28 Sep 1971 Raymond Athey
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0064393 Christian Kentucky 15 Nov 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0034956 Montgomery Tennessee 14 Oct 1941 R.E. Shanks
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
N/A Putnam Tennessee Henry R. DeSelm
331
EKY
Andropogon gyrans
HTTU033997 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Andropogon gyrans
UOS07580 Franklin Tennessee 06 Oct 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Andropogon gyrans
UOS07579 Franklin Tennessee 10 Oct 2006 M. Hess
UOS
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0062762 Fayette Kentucky 28 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0064392 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0098189 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0034957 Montgomery Tennessee 12 Dec 1980 Edward Chester
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
APSC0034959 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Andropogon gyrans
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