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Andropogon glomeratus - bushy beard

Native Wetland Plants

Andropogon glomeratus

Bushy beard

More About Bushy beard

  • Unique texture and color - featherlike

The only moisture loving Andropogon glomeratus, bushy beard, is usually found growing in low lying marshes and swamps of the eastern coastal plain of the United States. Andropogon glomeratus is a narrow blue/green leaf in the summer followed by a glowing coppery color for fall & winter. The silvery featherlike seed panicles catch dusk/dawn sunlight spectacularly above 3' upright clumps.

Bloom Color

Reddish Brown

Andropogon glomeratus Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
> 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Foliage Color
Green
Orange
Wildlife Benefits
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
FACW-
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Warm Season Grass
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Winter Persistant
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
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