Sporobolus cryptandrus

Sand dropseed

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   cool (grasses)
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   3,180,000

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Sporobolus cryptandrus

Common Name:Sand dropseed

Sporobolus cryptandrus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Tehama, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

Website references on Google

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