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Andropogon hallii
Synonyms: A. gerardii chrysocomus; A. gerardii paucipilus

Common Name(s): Sand bluestem
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 180 to 330 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 10 to 32 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -29° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Deep, sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright
Warm season sod forming grass. Native from Montana to Texas.
Pythium, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Anthrachose
Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - revegetator, Environ. - erosion control, Animal Food - forage
Temperate, boreal
Geographical Origin:
North America
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