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Sand Dropseed - Sporobolus cryptandrus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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

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General Description
Perennial. Stems 20–80 cm. Leaves: blades 2–5 mm wide; throat with a conspicuous tuft of whitish hairs. Inflorescence a contracted to open panicle 8–20 cm long, partially enclosed in leaf sheath. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm long. Lemmas 1.4–2.5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout most of 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: 44

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Habitat
Occurring in disturbed settings and rarely in sagebrush steppe, common along roadsides and there conspicuous because of inflorescences each enclosed in an arcuate leaf sheath (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Sand Dropseed — Sporobolus cryptandrus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from