Sporobolus asper var. asper
Stems are stout and erect. Panicles are spike-like and more or less included in the puffed up sheath. Spikelets have one flower and are longer (1⁄4 inch) than on most of the other dropseeds. Tips of the lemma and palea are smooth and boat-shaped.
Tall dropseed is a perennial, warm-season, native – 18 to 48 inches tall.
Fair grazing for both livestock and wildlife.
Grows on plains or hills, grasslands, borders of woods, road right-of-ways, and in sandy soils.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution : 01 - Pineywoods, 02 - Gulf Prairies and Marshes, 03 - Post Oak Savannah, 04 - Blackland Prairies, 05 - Cross Timbers and Prairies, 06 - South Texas Plains, 07 - Edwards Plateau, 08 - Rolling Plains
Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found. You can also view a clickable map.
Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)