Andropogon hallii

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Andropogon hallii Hack.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Andropogon hallii is a grass.

Naming

Andropogon hallii was described by Eduard Hackel in 1884. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Andropogon hallii is a species in the genus Andropogon which contains approximately 127 to 195 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses have a erect habit and have an upright habit. They reach heights of 1,5 to 2 metres and spread slowly. The main growing season is in summer.

Leaves

Andropogon hallii is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The foliage is porous.

Flowers and Fruits

Andropogon hallii produces spikes of yellow flowers from July to August.

The grasses produce brown caryopses in autumn.

Root System

Distribution

Andropogon hallii is native to Nebraska.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay and comparatively rich with a pH between 5,6 and 8,4. The plants need a soil depth of at least 51 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4) and need a frost-free period of at least 17 weeks.

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • low: soil salinity
  • medium: anaerobic soil
  • high: drought, calcareous soil

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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