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Andropogon virginicus

Broomsedge is a common sight in the fall along roadsides, especially in poor, acid soils.

Broomsedge roots and stem base; note flat stems, fan-like arrangement of tillers.

Individual broomsedge seeds with attached hairs and long awns (bristles).

  • Broomsedge is a poor forage grass, and is common on overgrazed pastures, especially where soil pH and fertility are low.