Meadow dropseed

Sporobolus drummondii



This stemmed bunchgrass is less robust than tall dropseed. The leaf blades are normally flat, but tend to roll inward with maturity, making them appear round. Blades taper to a fine point at the tip. The panicle is slender, somewhat compressed, with the base usually enclosed in the upper leaf sheath. There is one floret per spikelet.

Meadow dropseed is a perennial, warm-season, native - 25 to 50 inches tall.

Fair grazing for livestock. Poor grazing for wildlife.


Grows best on heavy soil that usually receives abundant moisture.