Sporobolus flexuosus

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Sporobolus flexuosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Sporobolus
Species: S. flexuosus
Binomial name
Sporobolus flexuosus
(Thurb. ex Vasey) Rydb.

Sporobolus flexuosus is a species of grass known by the common name mesa dropseed.[1] It is native to western North America, where it can be found in the deserts and woodlands of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico.

This bunchgrass forms a tuft of stems growing up to a meter long, erect to decumbent in form. It is a perennial grass but it is short-lived and is sometimes an annual.[2] The leaves are up to 26 centimeters long and rough-haired along the margins. The inflorescence is an open panicle of spreading branches bearing grayish spikelets.


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