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Sporobolus clandestinus

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, average, clay, sand

Height: 2'-4'

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Additional Tags: attracts birds, colonizing, drought tolerant, naturalizing

Sporobolus clandestinus

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Description

Sporobolus clandestinus

Also known as:

rough dropseed

,

rough rush-grass

Scientific Synonyms:

Sporobolus asper var. canovirens, Sporobolus asper var. clandestinus, Sporobolus canovirens, Sporobolus clandestinus var. canovirens, Sporobolus compositus var. clandestinus, Sporobolus longifolius

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: MD, NY, PA
  • Special Concern: CT
  • Threatened: KY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae Grass family
Genus Sporobolus dropseed
Species Sporobolus clandestinus rough dropseed