Giant sacaton

Sporobolus wrightii

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
High

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
2000
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Graham
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
Low

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
Citations:
Stromberg et al. 2017, Cox et al. 1989, Cox & Morton 1986, Sosabee & Wan 1989