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Sporobolus wrightii Munro ex Scribn.
Big sacaton, Sacaton, Alkali sacaton
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Sporobolus airoides var. wrightii
USDA Symbol: SPWR2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
, UT Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Saline tolerant, Clay
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff