Sporobolus heterolepis (A. Gray) A. Gray
Common Name: SAND DROPSEED, PRAIRIE DROPSEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass
Status: SC

Fens, moist to dry prairies, shallow soil on dolomite pavement.

The mature grain is spherical, spreading the parts of the spikelet and splitting the palea. Plants have a distinctive musky smell in hot, humid weather; large patches are detectable at a considerable distance.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Delta County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Oceana County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2234.