Taxon  Report   7747 
Sporobolus cryptandrus  (Torrey) A. Gray
Sand dropseed
Sporobolus cryptandrus
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Sporobolus cryptandrus
© 2012 Steve Matson
Sporobolus cryptandrus
© 2012 Steve Matson
Sporobolus cryptandrus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sporobolus cryptandrus
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sporobolus
Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Agrostis cryptandra
PLANTS: Sporobolus cryptandrus ssp. fuscicola
PLANTS: Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fuscicola
PLANTS: Sporobolus cryptandrus var. occidentalis
TJM2: Sprolobolus nealleyi
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2017).

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