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Sporobolus cryptandrus

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Common Name: Sand Dropseed

Full to part sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, prefers sandy soils but will also grow on coarse gravelly soils.  2-3 feet height, blooms spring into fall, yellow flowers, self-seeds readily

Germination Code:  A

Native Region:  Occurs in 5 counties, all in Coastal Plain Province – Lake, Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, and Carroll

Warm-season bunch grass that usually grows in rather small clumps.  Establishes easily and is widely used for controlling erosion on a wide variety of sites.  Grows best in association with other grasses.  Usually produces an abundant seed crop and re-seeds readily.