Prairie Dropseed (Price includes 3 pint-sized plants)

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Sporobolus heterolepis

Exposure: Sun-partial

Soil: Dry-medium-wet

Height: 3'

Bloom: August-September-October

Attracts: Insects and birds
Occasionally, the foliage is eaten by grasshoppers, including Mermiria bivitatta (Two-Striped Slant-faced Grasshopper) and Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper). Prairie Dropseed is the obligate host of two uncommon leafhoppers: Aflexia rubranura (Red-Tailed Leafhopper) and Memnonia panzeri. The seeds are eaten by sparrows and other songbirds from late summer into winter; these species include the Field Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, and Slate-Colored Junco.