Species Detail

Andropogon gerardii L.
big bluestem grass


Scientific Name:  
Andropogon gerardii L.
Common Name:  
big bluestem grass
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Material
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Andropogon gerardii L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Material  fibers for rope and moccasins
Botanical Sources  
Andropogon gerardii L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   occurs in moist or dry open places and prairies throughout the eastern portion of eastern Miami lands; eastern Indiana and most of Illinois where tallgrass prairie is found; and throughout western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Andropogon gerardii L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   fibers used by Ohio cave and rock-shelter dwellers for coarsely woven items like rope and moccasins. Commonly used without preliminary treatment