Sporobolus contractus

Sporobolus contractus

Spike dropseed

Tall, warm-season, drought tolerant perennial bunchgrass adapted to dry sandy or rocky soils. Provides fair palatability to livestock and wildlife. Reseeds itself readily following overgrazing or drought. Excellent species for stabilizing sandy soils with high erosion potential.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
54.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
3,107,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes