Sporobolus virginicus

Seashore Dropseed

Plant Specifics

Form:Grass
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:
Phenology:
Noted for:-

Landscaping

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:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Marine alluvium, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
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

Comments

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