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Sporobolus compositus var. drummondii

Sporobolus compositus (Poir.) Merr. var. drummondii (Trin.) Kartesz & Gandhi

Drummond's Dropseed, Head-like Dropseed, Meadow Dropseed

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Sporobolus asper var. drummondii, Sporobolus asper var. pilosus, Sporobolus attenuatus, Sporobolus drummondii, Sporobolus pilosus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often much shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , GA , IA , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , OK , TN , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Patsy Glenn Refuge, c/o Wimberley Birding Society - Wimberley, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sporobolus compositus var. drummondii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sporobolus compositus var. drummondii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sporobolus compositus var. drummondii


Record Modified: 2022-10-10
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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