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Whiskey grass (Andropogon virginicus)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment

Scientific name:Andropogon virginicus L.

Common Name:

Whiskey grass, Broomsedge, Broomsedge bluestem,


Native to America the species has been reported in freshwater wetlands, coastal dune systems, prairie grasslands and submontane woodland and has been reported to impact upon the establishment of forestry plantations (Clark
et al 1998; Freifelder & Vitousek 1998; Johnson 1997; Kirkman & Sharitz 1994; Mitchell et al 1999). In Australia and New Zealand however it is only considered weed of roadsides, railways and poorly managed pasture (Edgar & Connor 2000; Parsons & Cuthbertson 2001).
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