Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Sporobolus giganteus Nash
(Giant Dropseed)

Family: Poaceae

Status: Native


Sporobolus giganteus is a perennial with a hairy ligule. It grows as high as 2 meters tall and can easily be taller than the botanist observing it. The panicles are closed and dense.
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Sporobolus giganteus, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Pancho Cyn., Nov. 17, 2007

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