Andropogon gerardii Vitman
Common Name: BIG BLUESTEM, TURKEY FOOT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

A characteristic prairie species, but spreading along roadsides and railroads; in oak forests, jack pine plains, old fields, fens and sedge meadows. May be as tall as 3 m.

The staminate stalked florets are as long as the bisexual sessile ones or even a bit longer, and the anthers are similar in size (usually 2.5–5 mm long, rarely as small as 2 mm or as large as 5.5 mm).

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2006.