Sporobolus vaginiflorus (A. Gray) Alph. Wood
Common Name: SHEATHED RUSH GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 2
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Grass

Dry roadsides and fields.

This species and S. neglectus are very similar and impossible to distinguish without spikelets. Both differ from our other species in being rather delicate annuals with their glumes nearly equal. This species especially is often abundant along gravel road shoulders.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Houghton County
Huron County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2237.