Ontario Grasses website

Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii

Other common names: Hall's Beard Grass

Other scientific names: Andropogon chrysocomus, Andropogon furcatus, Andropogon hallii, Andropogon provincialis

French names: Barbon de Gerard

Family: Grass Family (Poaceae)

Group: Grasses

Flowers: Green/Brown

Height: 100-150 cm (39-59 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 49 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Just starting to flower.

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Closeup photo of a stem "joint".

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Nice patch of Big Bluestem.

Range map for Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)