sand dropseed


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Noun1.sand dropseed - erect smooth grass of sandy places in eastern North Americasand dropseed - erect smooth grass of sandy places in eastern North America
dropseed, drop-seed - a grass of the genus Sporobolus
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Sand sagebrush-mixed prairie is dominated by sand sagebrush and perennial warm-season grasses, including blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), sand bluestem (Andropogon hallii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and sand paspalum (Paspalum setaceum).
The plant community is dominated by grasses, primarily prairie sandreed (Calamovilfa longifolia), little bluestem (Schizchyrium scoparium), sand bluestem (Andropogon hallu), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), hairy grama (Bouteloua hirsuta), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), needle and-thread (Stipa comata), and prairie junegrass (Koeleria pyramidata) (Bragg and Steuter, 1996).
Endowed with sandy soils derived from the nearby North Canadian River, the range is host to native plants--mostly sand sage (Artemisia filifolia) and grasses such as sand bluestem (Andropogon hallii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).
The more densely vegetated sandy loam site supported scattered longleaf yucca (Yucca elata), Mormon tea (Ephedra trifurca), black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).
Native pastures at both locations have supported moderate year long cattle grazing for more than 40 years and are dominated by sand dropseed [Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.
The focus of this study was on the responses of five grass species: blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), galleta grass (Pleuraphis jamesii) sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), and three-awn (Aristida purpurea); and four shrub species: rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa), sandsage (Artemisia filifolia), greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus), and tree cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata) over this decade of variation in moisture and temperature.