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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Sporobolus heterolepis, Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

  • Average or Slightly Wet to Very Dry Soils
  • Full Sun to Very Light Shade
  • 24” tall, 18” to 36” spacing 
  • Summer Blooms, Fall Seed Heads
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadow and Dry Meadow Ecosystems

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

https://www.prairiemoon.com/sporobolus-heterolepis-prairie-dropseed-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

A luxuriant, clumping grass that grows to roughly 2' in height and spread and thrives in hot, dry settings. 

A lovely matrix species for a dry meadow ecosystem but they can take a few years to mature from seed so you may also want to include some Side-Oats Grama and / or June Grass in the mix.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Daderot, Krzysztof Ziarnek and Daderot Via Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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