Sporobolus virginicus

seashore dropseed

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5-1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      green


Recommended Uses: Salt marsh coastal stabilizer. Low dune stabilizer. Groundcover in coastal settings.
Propagation: Seed, division
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Dunes, salt marshes, disturbed saline areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: