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Sporobolus virginicus (Seashore dropseed)
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Sporobolus virginicus

Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunth

Seashore Dropseed, Beach Dropseed, Seashore Rushgrass, Coastal Dropseed

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Agrostis virginica

USDA Symbol: SPVI3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: To about 2 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Spikelets greenish-white, sometimes purplish.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1319 Collected 2009-11-05 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-10-13
Research By: JAM

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