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Andropogon virginicus

Basic information
Scientific name Andropogon virginicus

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Common names Broomsadge bluestem
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America
Habitat Farm area, along rice field, pasture field, roadside, vacancy, lawn field, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Kanto District and western Japan. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown
Date The first record in Japan was in ca. 1940 at Aichi Pref.
Route Unknown
Impact Potentially: Competition with native species. In America and Australia, a noxious weed in farm area, pasture field, tree nursery field, etc.
Native organism(s) affected: Native plants.
Regulation in Japan No regulation in Japan.
Introduced range in other countries East Asia, South America, Australia, Hawaii, etc.
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2011-2-15) http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/as.html (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)