Sporobolus clandestinus (Biehler) A.S. Hitchcock. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Glades, barrens, and thin soil of woodlands, also in dry sands and pine rocklands. Dist: MA, NY, MI, WI, IA, and KS south to s. FL and TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Wipff & Jones (1995) recommended reducing this taxon to a variety under S. compositus, because of its morphologic similarity. While S. clandestinus and S. compositus are undoubtedly closely related, I prefer to retain the two as species.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA25, G, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Riggins (1977); = Sporobolus compositus (Poir.) Merr. var. clandestinus (Biehler) Wipff & S.D.Jones – FlGr, NcTx, WH3; > Sporobolus canovirens Nash – F; > Sporobolus clandestinus (Biehler) Hitchc. – F