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Gramineae Andropogon virginicus L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Broomsedge is a native bunchgrass, widely distributed over the United States, closely related to big and little bluestem grasses. The palatability of broomsedge is poor, so it ranks low as livestock feed. However, it thrives on soils of low fertility and is often the dominant growth on worn out, unproductive soils, affording protection from erosion and some forage. Because of its low palatability it is not used in seeded pastures.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch