Andropogon ternarius

Family:POACEAE
Species:Andropogon ternarius Michaux
Common Name:Split Beard Bluestem
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Plant Notes:Split Beard Bluestem is a native herbaceous perennial in the Grass family (Poaceae). It can be found throughout most of Alabama. Split Beard Bluestem occurs in pine woodlands, in old fields, in pastures, in prairies, on roadsides, and in other dry, open habitats. It is a perennial with a fibrous root system. It is a warn season bunchgrass—growing during the summer months and forming discrete clumps. The stems are from 1-4 feet in height and branched in the upper third. The branches are erect. The stems are green or reddish in color and often glaucous. Basal leaves form a discrete clump. The leaves are flat, linear in outline and glabrous or pubescent. The stem leaves are alternate with sheaths that are pubescent. Flowers are produced in paired terminal racemes. The racemes are pubescent with long white hairs, and are on long exerted peduncles. Spikelets are produced in pairs along the racemes. One spikelets is fertile and pedicellate and the other sessile and sterile. The lemma of the spikelet is awned. Split Beard Bluestem is available as seed or plants from some native plant nurseries. It is sometimes used for erosion control. It is very ornamental, and provides interest throughout the late fall and winter months. It prefers a well-draining soil in full sun. Once established it is drought tolerant.--A. Diamond
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Status:Native
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyPOACEAE - Grass family
Genus Andropogon
Species Andropogon ternarius Michaux - Split Beard Bluestem

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Andropogon argyraeus    
Andropogon ternarius var. glaucescens    

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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Escambia, Etowah, Geneva, Greene, Henry, Houston, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Washington, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1892 - 2006

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UNA00060588 Butler 15 Dec 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13759
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UNA00059874 Calhoun 19 Oct 2002 D. D. Spaulding
11643
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx. var. ternarius
UWAL0006225 Covington 24 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
69666
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000011453 Pike 18 Oct 1995 Jeanese Holmes
72
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014911 Lee 11 APR 1971 HUDSON, MARY
185
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
UWAL0013850 Bullock 28 Sep 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1317
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0010081 Covington 17 Dec 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22769
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011481 Conecuh 28 Oct 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17180
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011490 Henry 14 Nov 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17248
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0031711 Shelby 03 Oct 1992 Kral, R.
81713
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx
UWAL0019179 Tallapoosa 13 Oct 1996 Kral, R.
86861
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UWAL0010034 Pike 15 Dec 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22760
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UNA00060608 Barbour 08 Dec 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13737
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UNA00053579 Greene 13 Nov 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2473
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UWAL0032840 Lawrence 20 Sep 2014 England, J. Kevin
5189
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011489 Dallas 07 Oct 2000 Randy Bruner
2
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014916 St. Clair 17 OCT 1969 KRAL, ROBERT
37929
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
TROY000011494 Russell 24 Oct 2002 Robert Kral
93562B
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000036022 Montgomery 19 Oct 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23525
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0015221 Talladega 19 Oct 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3967
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000026173 Henry 07 Nov 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20404
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011478 Coffee 08 Oct 1999 Brian H. Martin
301
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011485 Dale 17 Dec 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14923
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014910 Henry 23 OCT 1973 BOSTICK, J. P.
282
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
TROY000011488 Dale 14 Nov 1998 Hannelore Rundell
651
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014915 Pike 19 NOV 1998 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
11552
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
UNA00064413 Dale 17 Dec 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14923
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UNA00003399 Chambers _ Oct 1874 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UWAL0033232 Houston 22 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26968
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011480 Coffee 08 Sep 2002 Olivia Walters
4
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014913 Lee 11 OCT 1964 KOELLING, ALFRED C.
2051
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
UWAL0033106 Geneva 05 Nov 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27031
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU105934 Shelby 12 Oct 1996 D. D. Spaulding
9370
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0015098 Montgomery 19 Oct 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23525
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011500 Coffee 02 Nov 2000 Brian H. Martin
1012
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011477 Butler 15 Dec 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13759
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014904 Bibb 17 OCT 1979 BECKETT, SCOTT W.
378
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
TROY000011487 Dale 07 Nov 1998 Hannelore Rundell
636
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0036593 Covington 16 Oct 1996 Sorrie, B.A.
9100
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UNA00003394 Calhoun 19 Sep 1892 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000044506 DeKalb 27 Sep 2008 Daniel D. Spaulding
13070
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011492 Pike 19 Nov 1999 James A. Hall
75
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014909 Escambia 6 OCT 1981 HENDERSON, T.
715
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
UWAL0008694 Wilcox 26 Oct 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20365
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UWAL0008692 Henry 07 Nov 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20404
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000011491 Monroe 24 Oct 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17147
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011476 Butler 10 Nov 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18629
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102800 Clay 19 Oct 1996 J. M. Ballard
7011
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0008693 Jefferson 05 Nov 2006 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12559
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx. var. ternarius
UWAL0002146 DeKalb 27 Sep 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13070
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx. var. ternarius
UWAL0016247 Coosa 11 Oct 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24637
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UNA00054492 Blount 12 Oct 1998 Brian R. Keener
1730
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000026175 Lee 02 Oct 2008 Brittanni Berry
4
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011484 Covington 09 Dec 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13748
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102807 Randolph 07 Sep 1991 R. D. Whetstone
16131
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000026176 Washington 06 Oct 2000 Robert Kral
90534
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0039255 Lowndes 14 Oct 2018 Diamond, Alvin R.
28553
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000033647 Barbour 08 Oct 2011 Derek Morrison
145
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0036061 Blount 26 Oct 2014 Anderson, Kelly
0746
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx. var. ternarius
AUA000014905 Conecuh 9 NOV 1985 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
1867
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
TROY000036705 Bullock 28 Sep 2012 Bailee Dykes
1317
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102804 Marshall 25 Sep 1992 D. D. Spaulding
3153
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000026234 Calhoun 19 Oct 2002 Daniel D. Spaulding
11643
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux var. ternarius
UWAL0044950 Escambia 25 Oct 2011 Hansen, C.J.
5327
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
JSU102802 Etowah 25 Sep 1994 L. M. Hodge
3960
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UNA00060399 Covington 09 Dec 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13748
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UNA00050612 Houston 01 Nov 1997 John R. MacDonald
10931
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000011482 Conecuh 04 Nov 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12820
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102806 Randolph 11 Oct 1984 P. L. Smith
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011483 Coosa 26 Oct 2002 Robert Kral
93578
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000043208 Geneva 05 Nov 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
27031
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102798 Calhoun 05 Oct 1986 C. L. Lawler
1372
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000042387 Crenshaw 31 Dec 2010 Alvin R. Diamond
21727
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014908 Escambia 30 SEP 1981 HENDERSON, T.
681
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
TROY000026174 Wilcox 26 Oct 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20365
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011493 Pike 19 Nov 1998 Alvin R. Diamond
11552
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014903 Barbour 16 JAN 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
4064
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
JSU102797 Baldwin 01 Sep 1997 K. R. Brodeur
64
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014906 Crenshaw 25 OCT 1998 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
11501
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
UNA00003318 Mobile _ Oct 1879 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000026235 Randolph 06 Oct 1983 C. F. Nixon
485
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011468 Monroe 09 Nov 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
16063
TROY
Andropogon tenarius Michaux
UWAL0042846 Baldwin 19 Oct 2011 Larsen, H.S.
1778
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000045748 Autauga 29 Sep 2016 Matthew R. Parker
164
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102801 Cleburne 26 Oct 1994 S. E. Hruska
553
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0008691 Dale 03 Dec 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20475
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000011479 Coffee 24 Dec 2000 Alvin R. Diamond
12253
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014914 Lee 20 JAN 1963 ROGERS, KENNETH E.
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
TROY000033530 Barbour 08 Oct 2011 Bailee Dykes
215
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102808 Talladega 15 Oct 1994 J. M. Ballard
5268
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UWAL0002762 Crenshaw 31 Dec 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21727
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000038956 Coosa 11 Oct 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24637
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UNA00066270 Henry 14 Nov 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17248
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
UNA00056335 Dale 29 Nov 1998 John R. MacDonald
12467
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
TROY000011475 Barbour 08 Dec 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13737
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102799 Cherokee 07 Sep 1986 R. D. Whetstone
15633
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000011486 Dale 12 Oct 1999 Tiffany Pennington
261
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
TROY000030130 Jefferson 05 Nov 2006 Daniel D. Spaulding
12559
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux var. ternarius
AUA000020077 Jefferson 5 NOV 2006 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
12559
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX var. TERNARIUS
UWAL0008690 Covington 09 Nov 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20432
UWAL
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
AUA000014917 St. Clair 5 NOV 1979 OWSLEY, C. M.
603
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
TROY000026172 Covington 30 Oct 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
20389
TROY
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
JSU102805 Marshall 22 Sep 1991 D. D. Spaulding
978
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
UNA00003389 Washington 07 Oct 1967 Sidney McDaniel
9915
UNA
Andropogon ternarius Michx.
AUA000014912 Lee 29 SEP 1971 BOONE, ALLISON
048
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
JSU102803 Etowah 05 Oct 1994 L. M. Hodge
3999
JSU
Andropogon ternarius Michaux
AUA000014907 Crenshaw 19 NOV 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10112
AUA
ANDROPOGON TERNARIUS MICHAUX
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