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Pineywoods dropseed
Sporobolus junceus
Poaceae
 

Copyright by: George D. Gann

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.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte 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


Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: George D. Gann

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley


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