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Last updated 1/6/2024 by David Giblin.
Sporobolus neglectus Nash[FNA25, HC, HC2]
small dropseed

Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 22(11): 464. 1895.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Treated in FNA as native, commonly in disturbed sites, rare in WA

FNA25: "Sporobolus neglectus is native to the Flora region, and grows at 0-1300 m in sandy soils, on river shores, and in dry, open areas within many plant communities, often in disturbed sites. It appears to have been extirpated from Maine and Maryland and is considered endangered or of special concern in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

Sporobolus vaginiflorus is very similar to S. neglectus, but it differs in having strigose lemmas, sheaths that are sparsely hairy towards the base and, usually, longer spikelets."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Sporobolus vaginiflorus (Torr. ex A. Gray) Alph. Wood var. neglectus (Nash) Scribn.