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Andropogon tracyi Nash
Elliott’s bluestem

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley & Woodmansee 2002), this was re-ranked as Critically Imperiled using updated NatureServe criteria in 2020.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an illustration, click on the USDA PLANTS link below.

Other data on Andropogon tracyi available from :

Andropogon tracyi has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Assumed to be Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native

Andropogon tracyi has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Andropogon tracyi has been found in the following habitat :
Pine Rockland