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Genus: A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

Next: B

Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Andropogon

(Gramineae - grass family)
About 200 species of perennial grasses of warm-temperate and tropical regions. Can't ship to CA.

gerardii peren • ht 4-7' • zones 3-9

big bluestem; turkey-foot


native, ornamental grass, sun
e and cent N Amer

Points of ornamental interest include bluish nodes ("joints") on the stems and, in late summer, purplish flower heads shaped somewhat like the foot of a turkey. Develops into a stable and long-lived clump. Of considerable historical interest, having been a dominant grass of the tall grass prairies (which are often referred to as "big bluestem" prairies). Early observers reported big bluestem prairies sufficiently tall that a herd of buffalo could graze among them completely unseen.

cat # 8H1D
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea