Taxon  Report   7744    
Sporobolus airoides  (Torr.) Torr.
Alkali sacaton
Sporobolus airoides
© 2009 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sporobolus airoides
© 2017 Wynn Anderson
Sporobolus airoides
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Sporobolus airoides, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sporobolus airoides
© 2009 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sporobolus
Communities: Alkali Sink, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).