Sporobolus airoides

Sporobolus airoides

Alkali sacaton

Previous scientific name(s): Agrostis airoides

Warm season, perennial bunchgrass with extensive fibrous root system. Performs best on deep, moist, fine textured soils but will persist on coarser soils on dry sites. Capable of thriving on saline and sodic soils. Medium palatability to livestock and provides valuable cover for birds and small mammals. Also useful as a soil binder.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
35.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,758,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes