Chalky Bluestem

Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary

Chalky Bluestem

Rockledge, Florida 32955, United States

Created By: Environmentally Endangered Lands Program


Chalky Bluestem (Andropogon virginicus var. glaucus) is another native you will find here. This fast-growing grass has attractive bluish-white leaves and can rapidly reach 2-5' (60-150 cm) in height. It is part of the understory in a wide variety of pinelands. Chalky Bluestem gets its name from a coating of chalky residue on its leaves that easily rubs off onto your hands or clothes. This grass grows well in sandy soils (dry or wet). It makes a good base for a wildflower garden and can be used to prevent erosion.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary


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