Sporobolus virginicus

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Seashore Dropseed

Plant Specifics

Size:0.5-1 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Phenology:Evergreen. Forms colonies.
Noted for:-


Recommended Uses:Salt marsh coastal stabilizer. Low dune stabilizer. Groundcover in coastal settings.
Propagation:Seed, division
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:Marine alluvium, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)


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

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Useful in coastal restoration or retained along a coastal shoreline for stabilization.