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Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) Gray
USDA Symbol: spcr
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Sand dropseed is a 1-3 ft., perennial bunchgrass, usually in rather small clumps. The large, terminal, open seedheads have long, spreading or sometimes reflexed branches.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: MB
, ON Native Distribution:
Coastal New England; Que. to WA, s. to NC, LA, n. Mex. & e. of the Cascades to s. CA Native Habitat:
Roadsides, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Desturbed
Conditions Comments: Sand dropseed adapts to most soils but thrives on sandy sites. It is considered an invader on Midwest rangeland where grazing animals prefer it less than other grasses. It establishes easily and is widely used for controlling erosion on a variety of sites.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Ohio Prairie Nursery
- Hiram, OH
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Record Modified: 2012-10-25
Research By: TWC Staff