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Schizachyrium scoparium  (Michx.) Nash
Taxonomic Serial No.: 42076

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Andropogon scoparius Michx.
    Andropogon praematurus Fernald
    Andropogon spadiceus Swallen
    Schizachyrium praematurum (Fernald) C.F. Reed
    Schizachyrium scoparium ssp. scoparium (Michx.) Nash
    Schizachyrium stoloniferum var. wolfei H. DeSelm
    Andropogon scoparius var. frequens F.T. Hubb.
    Andropogon scoparius var. polycladus Scribn. & C.R. Ball
    Andropogon scoparius var. septentrionalis Fernald & Griscom
    Schizachyrium scoparium var. frequens (F.T. Hubb.) Gould
    Schizachyrium scoparium var. polycladum (Scribn. & C.R. Ball) C.F. Reed
    Schizachyrium spadiceum (Swallen) Wipff
    Andropogon flexilis Bosc ex Poir.
    Andropogon halei Alph. Wood
    Andropogon maderensis Swallen
    Andropogon preamaturus Fernald
    Andropogon purpurascens Muhl. ex Willd.
    Pollinia scoparia (Michx.) Spreng.
    Schizachyrium acuminatum Nash
    Schizachyrium triaristatum Nash
    Schizachyrium villosissimum (Kearney) Nash
    Sorghum scoparium (Michx.) Kuntze
    Andropogon scoparius ssp. euscoparius Hack. ex Beal
    Andropogon scoparius ssp. genuinus Hack.
    Andropogon scoparius var. flexilis (Bosc ex Poir.) Hack.
    Andropogon scoparius var. genuinus Fernald & Griscom
    Andropogon scoparius var. glaucescens House
    Andropogon scoparius var. maritimus Hack. ex L.H. Dewey
    Andropogon scoparius var. multirameus Hack. ex Gatt.
    Andropogon scoparius var. scoparius Michx.
    Andropogon scoparius var. villosissimus Kearney
    Andropogon scoparius subvar. caesius Hack.
    Andropogon scoparius subvar. flexilis (Bosc ex Poir.) Hack.
    Andropogon scoparius subvar. serpentinus Hack.
    Andropogon scoparius subvar. simplicior Hack.
    Schizachyrium scoparium subvar. flexile (Bosc ex Poir.) Roberty
    Andropogon praematurus f. hirtivaginatus Fernald
    Andropogon praematurus f. praematurus Fernald
    Andropogon preamaturus f. hirtivaginatus Fernald
    Andropogon scoparius f. calvescens Fernald
    Andropogon scoparius f. scoparius Michx.
    Schizachyrium praematurum f. hirtivaginatum (Fernald) C.F. Reed
    Schizachyrium scoparium f. calvescens (Fernald) C.F. Reed
    Schizachyrium scoparium f. villosissimum (Kearney) C.F. Reed
  Common Name(s): little bluestem
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusSchizachyrium Nees – bluestem, little bluestem  
                                  SpeciesSchizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash – little bluestem  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Variety Schizachyrium scoparium var. divergens (Hack.) Gould – little bluestem 
                                     Variety Schizachyrium scoparium var. littorale (Nash) Gould  
                                     Variety Schizachyrium scoparium var. neomexicanum (Nash) Hitchc.  
                                     Variety Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (Michx.) Nash – little bluestem 
                                     Variety Schizachyrium scoparium var. stoloniferum (Nash) Wipff – creeping bluestem 
                                     Variety Schizachyrium scoparium var. virile (Shinners) Gould  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) - 11/2009, database (version 24/11/2009)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Maintained by R. J. Soreng et al., at and formerly at   
  Reference for: Schizachyrium scoparium   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Schizachyrium scoparium   
  Source: Poaceae update, database (version Sept. 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Poaceae update for ITIS, in cooperation with NatureServe, and based on the Catalogue of New World Grasses database and other sources   
  Reference for: Schizachyrium scoparium   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Schizachyrium scoparium   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Schizachyrium scoparium   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  






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