Sporobolus cryptandrus (Sand dropseed)

Warm season, drought tolerant, perennial bunchgrass adapted to most soils but thrives on sandy sites. Provides good palatability to livestock and wildlife but often considered an invader in the Midwest where grazing animals prefer it less than other grasses. Establishes easily and is widely used for controlling erosion on a wide variety of sites.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Warm

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 36 in.

Annual Precipitation:  8+ in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.6-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 5,298,000

Seeding Rate: 1-2 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Summer

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Asotin - Source Identified selection out of Asotin County, WA.

Western - Source Identified selection out of Wheeler County, OR.