Broomsedge (Broomgrass, Sagegrass)
Scientific Name - Andropogon virginicus L.
Family - Gramineae
Perennial with several tall stems from a basal crown. Leaf sheaths flattened and keeled. Flowers green to reddish-purple, becoming straw colored upon maturity. Seeds with white silky hairs, paired. Reproduces by seed. Differs from bushy bluestem in that the seedheads are longer with scattered flowers. Found in old fields, roadsides and pastures. Occurs in the northeastern, southeastern and middle Atlantic states, throughout Florida to Texas, Utah and Nevada. Also found in the West Indies and Central America.