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Sporobolus cryptandrus

Common Name(s): Sand dropseed
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 150
Precipitation: 8 to 18 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -38° (F)
Soil pH: 6.6 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Medium coarse; sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Full sun
Native to southern Great Plains. Not found in southeast US. Roots are deep penetrating. High drought and moderate salt tolerances.
Pythium, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Rust
Weed - possible seed contam., Environ. - revegetator, Animal Food - forage


Geographical Origin:
North America, Southern South America
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