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Sporobolus clandestinus (Biehler) Hitchcock
Hidden dropseed

Sporobolus clandestinus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2012

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an illustration, click on the USDA PLANTS link below.

See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 151.

Synonyms: S. compositus var. clandestinus.

Other data on Sporobolus clandestinus available from :

Sporobolus clandestinus has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native

Sporobolus clandestinus has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Sporobolus clandestinus has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland

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Sporobolus clandestinus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2012
Sporobolus clandestinus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2012
Sporobolus clandestinus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Bruce Holst and Jimi Sadle showing length of S. clandestinus
inflorescence, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2012