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Plant    Species Name:
Andropogon gerardii Vitman

syn. Andropogon chrysocomus Nash

syn. Andropogon furcatus Muhl. ex Willd.

syn. Andropogon gerardii Vitman var. chrysocomus (Nash) Fern.

syn. Andropogon provincialis Lam.


Common Name:
big bluestem


Fort Atkinson, Nebraska   July 27, 1804

Journal Entries:

This entry describes one of 30 specimens that were sent to President Jefferson from Fort Mandan and then logged into the Museum in Philadelphia on November ...  more>>

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Andropogon gerardii (J. Anderson)

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