Native Plant Encyclopedia

  Sand DropseedSporobolus cryptandrus  

  Recommended Planting Range

  (previously: Sporobolus cryptandrus var. cryptandrus, Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fuscicolor, Sporobolus cryptandrus)


Sand dropseed grows on dry, sandy soil mostly in prairie areas but also on dunes and sandy lakeshores. It is short-lived and reproduces readily by seed. It can be very effective at controlling erosion in loose sandy soil.

sand dropseed

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