A good nesting place of wildlife. I have this planted in my farm where mostly dry and barren area is located.
This is a wonderful addition to our yard.
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Broom Sedge is a Meadow Grass
Broom Sedge (Andropogon Virginicus), also known as poverty grass, is a clump-forming perennial growing 3’-6’ tall. It is a meadow grass primarily native to the North-Eastern part of North America. Broomsedge used to be dried and used as brooms in less prosperous households in rural times.
For Broom Sedge to grow, it has to have full sun, with dry conditions and barren soil (clay, sand, gravel, or rocky material), although partial shade is ok. It has a C4 metabolism, which enables it to withstand hot and dry conditions. It grows best in dry fields, thin woods, and high shores of ponds.
Broom Sedge is Excellent for Wildlife, as it Works as a Cover for Small Wildlife and as a Nesting Material for many Types of Wildlife.
The seeds are great food for birds, and the whole plant is excellent for grazing deer. The tall grass is a windbreaker for livestock and wild animals. Broom Sedge also aids in the control of erosion. Broom Sedge grows in clumps and has dense, erect tufts of flowering clusters. The plant has erect, ascending leaf blades that are 3”-12” long and that is 2-7mm across. The leaves are folded in the shoot and are without auricles.
Broom Sedge is a very aesthetically pleasing plant.
It does most of its growth from early summer through early fall. During this time, the grass has a reddish-orange hue. As the blades are coming out, they are lights to medium green. When the grass is more dormant, it turns into a tawny brown color. In the winter, the seeds have fine tiny hairs that catch the sunlight and are evenly distributed along the stems.
If you have Broom Sedge, you will see many birds, butterflies, and bumblebees. Broom Sedge is like no other; it has small green leaves that can be sharp and pointed if rubbed up against. This plant looks excellent and loves water around a pond, lake, or stream. The Broom Sedge flows in the wind. The shallow roots grow in clusters or clumps and enjoy moist wet soil.
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Broom Sedge is a short-lived perennial grass known as broomsedge bluestem, yellow sedge bluestem, and whiskey grass. It is native from the southeast U.S. up to the Great Lakes region. It is extremely fire resistant and rapidly grows back. It thrives in poor, sandy soils. It grows in small clumps of stems 1 1/3” – 3” tall. Usually, the old leaves and culms are still on the plant when the new ones appear.
The new culms, or hollow stems, are light to medium green and have tiny hairs. They can be slightly tapered to slightly flattened and usually hidden by sheaths. The leaves are also light to medium green. As they age, they turn purplish to an orange color. Both the leaves and the culms turn straw-colored with age. They produce vast amounts of seeds that are spread by the wind.
Broom Sedge can be Used as a Background Plant in Landscaping. Excellent around Water Gardens and as a Border
Broomsedge can use as a background plant in landscaping. They provide birds and small animals with food and nesting materials; The Cherokee would use the stems to make a yellow dye. Broom Sedge will have a bright green leaf and a great shine. This grass is a fast grower and can grow up to 2 feet in a year.
Excellent around water gardens also. Broom Sedge is attractive to use as a border; This plant has bright leaves. The wetting soil is tolerant. It is a fast grower; This plant is tolerant of rabbits. Broom Sedge is perfect for any garden.
This sedge does good in moist and dry soil varieties. Broom Sedge will work great around ponds and lakes. Broom Sedge also gives a unique touch to water gardens. Broom Sedge will provide a natural look at walkways and looks excellent anywhere planted. The Broom Sedge is very easy to care for.