Sporobolus airoides

Alkali sacaton

  • 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:   medium
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • 3538

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Sporobolus airoides

Common Name:Alkali sacaton

Sporobolus airoides, a angiosperm, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Alkali Sink, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Amador, Butte, ContraCosta, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kings, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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