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Tall Dropseed

Sporobolus compositus

Spike-like, erect plants with tan winter color; drought-resistant, warm-season grass



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Sporobolus compositus, also knows as Tall Dropseed, Composite Dropseed, or Rough Dropseed, is a native perennial warm season prairie grass that grows 2-4 ft tall.

Wildlife notes


Forage notes

Tall dropseed has fair forage value. Palatability decreases with maturity. It tends to increase in overgrazed bluestem pastures but it decreases in overgrazed short grass prairie.

Landscaping notes

Restoration notes

Habitats include dry soils of prairies and plains. Rough Dropseed ranges throughout both short and tall grass prairie regions in North America, mostly with sandy substrates.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun to Part Shade

Seeding Rate

4 PLS lbs/acre


Dry, Average, Moist



Bloom Month


Cattle Palatability


# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft

Life Cycle


What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.