Sporobolus cryptandrus

Sporobolus cryptandrus

Sand dropseed

Previous scientific name(s): Agrostis cryptandra, Sporobolus cryptandra ssp. fusciola, Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fusciola, Sporobolus cryptandru

Warm season, drought tolerant, perennial bunchgrass adapted to most soils but thrives on sandy sites. Provides good palatability to livestock and wildlife but often considered an invader in the Midwest where grazing animals prefer it less than other grasses. Establishes easily and is widely used for controlling erosion on a wide variety of sites.

Varieties: 
Asotin
Western

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
43.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
5,298,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes