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
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   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
Whitford, A. C. 1941   fibers used by Ohio cave and rock-shelter dwellers for coarsely woven items like rope and moccasins. Commonly used without preliminary treatment