Sand Dropseed is a fine seeded perennial bunchgrass which can produce over 10,000 seeds from a single plant. While grasses can be notoriously difficult to identify, Sand Dropseed stands out as it will often produce small tufts of white hairs where the leaves join the stem.
|Height and Spread
|30 – 70 cm tall.
|Up to 30 cm spread.
|Does not have visible flowering.
|Light and Water
|Grows in open grasslands, often on south facing slopes.
|Grows in dry conditions, often in sandy soil.
|Sand Dropseed was used for its seeds to make into bread and other grain products.
|Sand Dropseed has very small seeds which are eaten by birds and small mammals.
|Sand Dropseed is a less distinct bunchgrass when compared to others such as Needle and Thread Grass or Indian Ricegrass, but with its abundant small brown seeds it can be quite beautiful when the seeds mature.
|Sand Dropseed can produce a very abundant number of seeds, with some plants producing over 10,000 seeds.
|Sand Dropseed can be readily propagated from seed.