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Sporobolus neglectus Nash. Barrens Dropseed. Phen: Aug-Nov. Hab: Dry rocky barrens and outcrops, over calcareous rocks (such as limestone or dolomite). Dist: ME west to ND, south to NJ, w. VA, TN, LA, and TX; apparently disjunct in WA and AZ.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: S. ozarkanus, S. neglectus, and S. vaginiflorus form a still very poorly understood complex.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA25, G, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tn, Va, W; = n/a – Tat; < Sporobolus vaginaeflorus – Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷

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