Andropogon virginicus/Broomsedge

Andropogon virginicus / Andropogon virginicus
A meadow of broomsedge
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A meadow of broomsedge

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Scientific Name: Andropogon virginicus
Common Name: Broomsedge
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Considered a noxious weed in pastures and some farm land. Pioneer women made house brooms from this plant. When seen growing in large masses, usually a sign that soil is poor and nutrient depleted.