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Pineywoods dropseed
Sporobolus junceus
Poaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description:
Medium herbaceous clumping grass.
Dimensions:
Typically 1-2 feet in height; to 3 feet when in flower. As broad as tall, except when flowering.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pinkish inflorescence.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy when at peak.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous caryopsis.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed and division.
Comments:
Great attractive grass


 


George D. Gann
George D. Gann
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley