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Typical inventory plug. Broom sedge is a soil stabilizer that does well in poor soils.

Typical inventory plug.
Broom sedge is a soil stabilizer that does well in poor soils. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 4 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Andropogon virginicus

Broom sedge

A short, warm season bunch grass, Andropogon virginicus (broom sedge) is a soil stabilizing plant that does well in poor, infertile areas. Usually found in open fields, this grass wants full sun. Broom sedge is seldom grazed by livestock and is considered a poor wildlife forage. However, it is valuable to birds; they use it as nesting cover.  


Height:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Andropogon virginicus Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing

Flowering Months

  • September

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ANVI2