Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Sporobolus heterolepis (A.Gray) A.Gray image
Photographer: Robert R. Kowal           

Derek Anderson

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Poaceae
Sporobolus heterolepis (A.Gray) A.Gray
northern drop-seed, prairie drop-seed
Sporobolus: Greek spora for "seed" and ballein for "to cast forth" referring to dropping seeds at maturity
heterolepis: heteros for "varied," lepis for "scale"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 2'-4' tall grass
Flower: blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Grass drawing
Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Synonyms 
Vilfa heterolepis A.Gray

         
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