Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Praire Dropseed

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Sporobolus heterolepis

Flower Description:

Flowers have pink and brown tints, but are perhaps most noted for their unique fragrance.

FamilyPoaceae
Season BloomJune - August
HabitatFine-textured, distinctive bunchgrass with leaves that curve gracefully outward forming large, round tufts. Delicate seedheads appear above the tuft in midsummer. Fall color is tan-bronze. Snow does not flatten the plant, so it is visible even in winter. Provides nesting materials for native bees.
Cycle
Height2'
Leaf DescriptionFoliage turns golden with orange hues in fall, fading to light bronze in winter.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland