Sand Dropseed

Sand DropseedCovered-Spike Dropseed

Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) Gray

Whole plant

Family : Poaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Sand Dropseed can be found growing in the South Texas Plains and the Edwards Plateau. It grows best in sandy soils and is commonly seen growing along roadsides. It can grow up to 4 feet tall. The leaf blades are up to 9 inches long. Sand Dropseed has a distinguishing “flag leaf” located at a right angle to the stem. The grain is reddish orange, oblong and flat. It blooms between May and November. Sand Dropseed has fair economic value for livestock and poor for wildlife.

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