Sporobolus compositus
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 2.5-5 feet; 0.8-1.5 metres Spread: 1-3 feet; 0.3-0.9 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: Several insects such as grasshoppers feed on this plant. Small birds including Field Sparrows and White-crowned Sparrows feed on the seeds. Bloom Colour: Green Tolerates: Drought Culture: Prefers medium moisture to dry soil. The plant will adapt to various soil types such as loamy, sandy, or gravelly soil. Noteworthy Characteristics: Rough Dropseed has unbranched, erect, smooth culms with alternate leaves. The leaf blades are flat or curve upward at the margins and the sheaths have longitudinal veins. The culms produce panicles of spikelets. The spikelets are initially white but mature to a purple-green colour. After blooming, the spikelets become tan.