Sporobolis heterolepis

A fine textured bunch grass with delicate flower/seed heads. It forms elegantly curved tufts and is used as an ornamental. Found on limestone pavement barrens, but also in moist habitats. 

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
prairie dropseed
Type: 
Native
Grasses, Sedges, Rushes
Native Region: 
Midwest US
East US
Status: 
Threatened NYS (S2)
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Wet
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Soil: 
Sandy
Showy fruit
Groundcover

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