Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Andropogon spp.
(Broomsedge, Bluestem) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al. and Buech; this also includes observations for Schizachyrium scoparium, i.e. Little Bluestem)


Emberizidae: Junco hyemalis (Dark-eyed Junco) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in NE USA] MZN1951, Spizella passerina (Chipping Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in E USA] MZN1951, Spizella pusilla (Field Sparrow) [seeds comprise 5-10% of the diet in NE USA during fall & winter & spring] MZN1951, Spizelloides arborea (American Tree Sparrow) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in NE USA during winter] MZN1951; Parulidae: Setophaga kirtlandii (Kirtland's Warbler) [these grasses provided protective cover & they were located within 1 meter of the nest sites 100% of the time in Michigan] Bch1980

Microtus ochrogaster (Prairie Vole) [feeds on these grasses] MZN1951, Microtus pennsylvanicus (Meadow Vole) [feeds on these grasses] MZN1951