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Sand Dropseed

Sand Dropseed

Sporobolus cryptandrus 


This grass is extremely drought tolerant, and enjoys sandy barren soils along the edge of a laneway or path. It blends well with other prairie grasses and forbs on a dry site. Attractive in the fall meadow where golden awl-shaped stems wave in the wind. The seeds are eaten by many small birds. Valuable for restoring foliage on a dry site.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 18-30 Inches

    Blooms: August

    Bloom Colour: Brown

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Dry, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

    Habitat: Prairies & Dry, Sandy Places

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