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Sporobolus silveanus (Silveus' dropseed)
Leander, Bruce

Sporobolus silveanus

Sporobolus silveanus Swallen

Silveus' Dropseed

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: SPSI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Caespitose perennial grass to 1.2 meters in height.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


Native Distribution: Eastern Texas and western Louisiana.
Native Habitat: Wet or sandy soils in pinewoods or on blackland prairies.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1246 Collected 2008-11-22 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-03-16
Research By: JAM

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