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Alkali Sacaton - Sporobolus airoides


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial, often forming broad tussocks. Stems 40–80 cm. Leaves: blades 2–4 mm wide; throat with long hairs. Inflorescence a diffuse panicle 10–40 cm long, not much enclosed in leaf sheath. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm long. Lemmas 1.5–2.5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout much of central and western N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
On moderately alkaline soils and moderately disturbed open dry vegetation, including road and trailsides (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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