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Sporobolus flexuosus (Thurb. ex Vasey) Rydb.
USDA Symbol: SPFL2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Mesa dropseed is a 1-3 ft. perennial bunchgrass, usually in rather small clumps. The large, loosely-flowered, airy, elongate seedheads have slender branches and branchlets which spread and droop.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , NV , TX , UT Native Distribution:
S. UT to s.e. CA, s. to extreme w. TX, AZ & adjacent Mex. Native Habitat:
Mesas; 2500 to 5500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Dry to moist, sandy or gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CASibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff