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Native Wetland Plants

Andropogon virginicus

Broomsedge

More About Broomsedge

  • Narrow clump forming warm season grass
  • Thrives in poor soils

Common in the Northeast, Andropogon virginicus, broomsedge, is a native clumping warm season grass that grows best in relatively infertile soil conditions which makes it a great choice for the dry compacted banks of stormwater basins. Growing about 4' tall in full sun, the coppery glow of Andropogon virginicus fall foliage combined with the inflorescence of the flower heads looks spectacular from afar, as well as with a fresh coating of snow.

Bloom Color

Reddish Brown

Andropogon virginicus Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FAC
FACU
Plant Type
Warm Season Grass
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Winter Persistant
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
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