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Andropogon virginicus  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 40456

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Anatherum virginicum var. tetrastachyum (Ell.) Roberty
    Andropogon virginicus var. tetrastachyus (Elliott) Hack.
    Anatherum virginicum (L.) Desv.
    Anatherum virginicum (L.) Spreng.
    Andropogon curtisianus Steud.
    Andropogon dissitiflorum Michx.
    Andropogon dissitiflorus Michx.
    Andropogon eriophorus Scheele
    Andropogon glaucescens Schltdl. ex Hack.
    Andropogon louisianae Steud.
    Andropogon tetrastachyus Elliott
    Andropogon vaginatus Elliott
    Cinna lateralis Walter
    Dimeiostemon tetrastachys Raf. ex B.D. Jacks.
    Dimeiostemon vaginatus Raf. ex B.D. Jacks.
    Holcus virginicus Muhl. ex Steud.
    Sorghum virginicum (L.) Kuntze
    Andropogon virginicus ssp. genuinus Hack.
    Andropogon virginicus var. genuinus Fernald & Griscom
    Andropogon virginicus var. vaginatus (Elliott) Alph. Wood
    Andropogon virginicus var. viridis Hack.
    Anatherum virginicum subvar. tetrastachyum (Elliott) Roberty
    Andropogon virginicus subvar. ditior Hack.
    Andropogon virginicus f. virginicus L.
  Common Name(s): broomsedge bluestem
    yellow bluestem
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusAndropogon L. – bluestem  
                                  SpeciesAndropogon virginicus L. – broomsedge bluestem, broomsedge, yellow bluestem  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Variety Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens C.S. Campb. – broomsedge bluestem, broomsedge 
                                     Variety Andropogon virginicus var. glaucus Hack. – chalky bluestem 
                                     Variety Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus L. – broomsedge bluestem, broomsedge 

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  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: Andropogon virginicus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Andropogon virginicus   
  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: Andropogon virginicus   
  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: Andropogon virginicus   
  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: Andropogon virginicus   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    North America  
    Middle America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  






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