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Sporobolus airoides
alkali sacaton

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California and Mexico, east to the Great Plains; introduced in eastern North America.

Habitat: Mesic or damp slopes and flats, often where alkaline, shores, grasslands, vernal pools, and hot springs at low to middle elevations.

Flowers: July-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Sporobolus airoides (Torr.) Torr.
Publication: Pacif. Railr. Rep. Parke, Bot. 7(3/1): 21. 1856.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Agrostis airoides Torr.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sporobolus airoides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sporobolus airoides checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Sporobolus airoides information.

E-Flora BC: Sporobolus airoides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sporobolus airoides photos.

USDA Plants: Sporobolus airoides information.

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