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Sporobolus giganteus

Sporobolus giganteus Nash

Giant Dropseed

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SPGI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Fruit:
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam

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.

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FACU UPL UPL
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Sporobolus giganteus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sporobolus giganteus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sporobolus giganteus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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