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