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Taxon: Sporobolus compositus (Poir.) Merr.

 
Genus: Sporobolus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Zoysieae
Subtribe: Sporobolinae
Nomen number: 409825
Place of publication: Circ. Div. Agrostol. U.S.D.A. 35:6. 1901
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 7 (7 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • rough dropseed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • tall dropseed  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • sporobole rude  (Source: F NAmer) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: revegetator (for prairie restoration and roadside enhancement fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001); revegetator (for prairie restoration and roadside enhancement fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Ontario (s.), Québec (s.w.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [British Columbia (s.), Manitoba (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Massachusetts (e.), Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont (w.), Connecticut]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Oklahoma, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho (s.), Montana (e.), Washington (c.), Wyoming (e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (e.), Utah (e. & c.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza]


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • United States


References:

  1. Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  2. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  3. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2 (Glea Cron ed2)
  4. Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  5. Kartesz, J. T. & K. N. Gandhi 1995. Nomenclatural notes for the North American flora. XIV (Phytologia) 78:11.
  6. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2 (Food Feed Crops US)
  8. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2004. Sporobolus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae: Zoysieae: Sporobolinae) from northeastern México (Sida) 21(3):566-568.
  9. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:204.
  10. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=409825. Accessed 20 June 2019.