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Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) whole plant/field shot
Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) seed headSporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) seed

Sporobolus heterolepis
Prairie Dropseed

A decorative fine-textured species; can be difficult to germinate; provides food and cover for wildlife.

General Product Information:

Item Number: SPOHET01
Species Type: Native
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: A short warm season bunchgrass.
Habitat: Dry open ground.
Bloom Period: August to September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 3.2 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 12 in
pH: 6.0 – 7.2

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL


Shade: Moderate
Drought: Moderate
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 1,200,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 5.0% and not more than 10.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine



Price: $132.00/lb (PLS)

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