sand dropseed

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Synonyms for sand dropseed

erect smooth grass of sandy places in eastern North America

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When coverage was not partitioned according to season, hairy grama had less association with sites of lesser prairie-chicken than did wheat (Triticum), whereas alfalfa had the most association, followed by sand dropseed.
Among the more abundant species of plants recorded on our surveys, alfalfa and sand dropseed were the most highly associated with occurrence oflesser prairie-chicken and wheat and three species of Bouteloua were the least associated (Table 3).
Rank Taxon Common name 1 Medicago Alfalfa 2 Sporobolus cryptandrus Sand dropseed 3 Salsola Russian thistle 4 Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama 5 Bromus arvensis Japanese brome 6 Bothriochloa ischaemum old world bluestem 7 Ambrosia Ragweed 8 Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 9 Heterotheca villosa Hairy false goldenaster 10 Bothriochloa saccharoides Silver bluestem 11 Sorghastrum nutans indiangrass 1 Aristida purpurea Purple threeawn 13 Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem 14 Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem 15 Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss 16 Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama 17 Triticum Wheat 18 Bouteloua hirsuta Hairy grama Standardized difference between total observed Rank and expected coverage 1 0.
The sandy loam site is characterized by widely scattered longleaf yucca (Yucca elata) and Mormon tea (Ephedra trifurca); black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda) dominates the herbaceous understory, with lesser amounts of sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).
The habit at this locality consists of sandy alluvial terraces dominated by sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) and other tallgrass species.