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Typically found in low, wet areas. Perennial bunch has been used as an ornamental grass in recent years. It provides good screening and some cover for wildlife. Makes a pure quality forage.

Alternate Names

bushy bluestem, bushy broomsedge, lowland broomsedge, and bushybeard bluestem.  Some botanists consider Andropogon glomeratus and Andropogon virginicus as one species.  However, the two grasses are distinct and consistent in appearance and are currently recognized as separate species.

Uses

Livestock: Although it rates low as a forage grass, bushy beardgrass can be used as forage during the summer, fall, and winter months; however, it is more palatable during the early spring.  The palatability is increased after a late winter burning.

Ornamental Landscaping: Bushy beardgrass is used as an ornamental grass in landscapes because of its showy plumes that turn a rust color during late fall and early winter.  It is recommended for golf courses, around pond edges, stream banks and other wet sites.

Wildlife: Bushy beardgrass benefits wildlife.  The finch, junco, and tree sparrow eat the seeds.  The white-tailed deer and rabbits browse the plant.  Bushy beardgrass also provides cover for mottled ducks and fawns (white-tailed deer).

Conservation Practices: Bushy beardgrass, because of its growth habit, potentially has application when established with the following conservation practices; however, conservation practice standards vary by state.

Grow Height

Cold Tolerance

Minimum
Rainfall

Planting Rate
Acre

2-6'

Medium

29"

5-8 Pls.

 

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Bluestem, Bushy

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    /lbs. (pounds)