Sporobolus junceus

Pineywoods Dropseed

Poaceae (Gramineae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Grass
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:Gold, brown
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Bunching grass in a wildflower garden. Border of walkways. This is a low plant, so best used near the front of a group planting.
Propagation:Seed. Division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
Native Habitats:Flatwoods, sandhills.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:In nature, this grows in habitats with frequent fire.  In the garden, it will grow best if you remove built-up thatch (or burn it once every few years if you can).