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Sporobolus virginicus

Common Name(s): Beach dropseed
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 365
Precipitation: 20 to 40 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 18° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Clays to sands
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Intermediate
Grows on saltwater coasts. High drought resistance. Extreme salinity tolerance. Southeast and Gulf Coast of the US.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - erosion control


Geographical Origin:
Tropics, Subtropics
Metric Units

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