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Sporobolus compositus (Poiret) Merrill var. drummondii (Trinius) Kartesz & Gandhi. Drummond’s Dropseed. Phen: Aug-Nov. Hab: Glades, barrens, roadsides, disturbed areas, over calcareous substrates. Dist: East to the Ridge and Valley province of e. TN (Chester et al. 1993), occurring over limestone, and in sw. SC (on mafic rocks at Wadakoe Mountain), and allegedly also in GA (Kartesz 2015). It could very likely occur in sw. VA, as it is in Hawkins County, TN, immediately adjacent to VA (Chester et al. 1993).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA25, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, NE, Tn; = n/a – RAB; = Sporobolus asper (P.Beauv.) Kunth var. drummondii (Trin.) Vasey – Riggins (1977); = Sporobolus asper (P.Beauv.) Kunth var. hookeri (Trin.) Vasey – G, HC, misapplied; = Sporobolus drummondii (Trin.) Vasey – S; < Sporobolus asper (P.Beauv.) Kunth var. drummondii (Trin.) Vasey – C; > Sporobolus asper (P.Beauv.) Kunth var. pilosus (Vasey) Hitchc. – F; > Sporobolus attenuatus Nash – S13; < Sporobolus compositus (Poir.) Merr. – Il; > Sporobolus drummondii (Trin.) Vasey – F, S13

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