Taxon  Report   12034    
Sporobolus wrightii  Munro ex Scribn.
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Sporobolus wrightii
© 2009 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sporobolus wrightii, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Sporobolus wrightii
© 2009 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sporobolus
Communities: wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Sporobolus airoides var. wrightii
More information about  Sporobolus wrightii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).