Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii
Gramineae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is analgesic, carminative and diuretic[222].

    A decoction of the roots is used in the treatment of stomach-aches and flatulence[222, 257].

    A tea made from the leaves is used as a wash to relieve fevers and general debility[222, 257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow in early spring in a greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on for the first winter in a cold greenhouse. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Requires a light porous sandy soil in full sun[200]. A very ornamental plant, it forms large clumps, spreading by short stolons[200].
Eastern and Central N. America – Maine to Saskatchewan, south to Florida, Arizona and Mexico.

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