Sporobolus heterolepis
Prairie Dropseed

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Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis

This North American native grass displays fine texture with very thin, deep green grass blades that arch to form a dense, flowing clump. The open flower panicles are shades of pink and brown with a coriander scent and provide a bountiful food source for many birds. Great for landscape grouping!

Nectar boon for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
Sun loving and drought tolerating
Unusual fragrant flowers and seed
Arching stalks offer shelter for many birds
Abundant seed is a bonanza for birds
Very effective in mass plantings

Native Range

Dry open grasslands from Massachusetts west to Montana, south to New Mexico and east to North Carolina.

Interesting Facts

Songbird populations have dropped 70 percent in the last decade. Loss of native habitat has been a key factor in the decline making the use of a mix of native plants crucial for the living landscape.


Mature Size: 2-3ft. Wide x 2-3ft. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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