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Sporobolus pyramidatus (Whorled dropseed)
Fannon, Carolyn

Sporobolus pyramidatus

Sporobolus pyramidatus (Lam.) Hitchc.

Whorled Dropseed, Target Dropseed, Madagascar Dropseed

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Agrostis pyramidata, Sporobolus argutus, Sporobolus coromandelianus, Sporobolus patens, Sporobolus pulvinatus

USDA Symbol: SPPY2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AR , AZ , CO , FL , HI , IL , KS , LA , MD , MO , NE , NM , NY , OK , PA , TX , UT

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FACW UPL FAC FACU UPL UPL FACU
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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-10-13
Research By: JAM

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