Andropogon glomeratus (Walt.) Britton - Broomsedge, Bushy Bluestem
Family - Poaceae
Base of plant...
...front view showing bulbous nature.
Flowering - August - November.
Habitat - Roadsides, fields, open woods, bogs, savannahs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found mainly in the southern half of Alabama but is also found in a few northern counties. The plant can be identified by its big, clustered inflorescence and tall culms. The plant frequently reaches more than 1.5m tall.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 10-9-04.