Taxon  Report   7747    
Sporobolus cryptandrus  (Torr.) A. Gray
Sand dropseed
Sporobolus cryptandrus
© 2012 Steve Matson
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sporobolus cryptandrus
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sporobolus
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis cryptandra
PLANTS: Sporobolus cryptandrus ssp. fuscicola
PLANTS: Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fuscicola
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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