Taxon  Report   7748    
Sporobolus flexuosus  (Thurb. ex Vasey) Rydb.
Mesa dropseed
Sporobolus flexuosus
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Sporobolus flexuosus, 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 flexuosus
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sporobolus
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Sporobolus flexuosus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 16, 2019).