Sporobolus junceus

Family:POACEAE
Species:Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
Common Name:Sandhill Dropseed; Pineywoods Dropseed
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:SPJU
Plant Notes:Pineywoods Dropseed is a native perennial in the Gras family (Poaceae). It is a warm season bunch grass—forming distinct clumps rather than spreading over large areas by means of stolon’s or rhizomes. Pineywoods Dropseed can be found in much of eastern and southern Alabama. In occurs in dry sandy pine woods, openings in dry mixed pine/hardwood forests, on rock outcrops, and on roadside banks. Pineywoods Dropseed has narrow hairy evergreen leaves up to twelve inches in length. Panicles of gold and purple flowers/fruit up to two feet in height are produced in the autumn. There are three branches per whorl in the inflorescence. Pineywoods Dropseed grows best in dry sandy or sandy clay soil in full or partial sun. It is very drought tolerant and once established should not need watering. Pineywoods Dropseed is available as plants or seed from some wildflower nurseries. It can also be propagated by dividing older clumps. Pineywoods Dropseed is relatively low growing and can be used at the front of beds or along walkways. It can also be naturalized on banks and in thin woods. --A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyPOACEAE - Grass family
Genus Sporobolus
Species Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth - Sandhill Dropseed; Pineywoods Dropseed

Citation

Citation SPOROBOLUS JUNCEUS (Palisot de Beauvois) Kunth, Revis. Gramin. 68. 1829.
Basionym: Heleochloa juncea Palisot de Beauvois 1812; Agrostis juncea Michaux 1803, non Lamarck 1783.
Type: TYPE: SOUTH CAROLINA: Without data, Michaux s.n. (holotype: P).

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Agrostis compressa Agrostis compressa Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 1: 258. 1810, non Willdenow 1790, nec (Swartz) Poiret 1810. SOUTH CAROLINA: Without data, Bosc s.n. (holotype: P?; isotype: P).
Agrostis juncea Agrostis juncea Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 52. 1803, non Lamarck 1783. SOUTH CAROLINA: Without data, Michaux s.n. (holotype: P).
Aira triglumis Aira triglumis Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 223. 1854, nom. illegit.Vilfa vinzentii Steudel 1854. 
Axonopus poiretii Axonopus poiretii Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 2: 318. 1817.Agrostis compressa Poiret 1810, non Willdenow 1790, nec (Swartz) Poiret 1810. 
Colpodium junceum Colpodium junceum (Palisot de Beauvois) Trinius, in Sprengel, Neue Entd. 2: 37. 1821.Heleochloa juncea Palisot de Beauvois 1812; Agrostis juncea Michaux 1803, non Lamarck 1783. 
Heleochloa juncea Heleochloa juncea Palisot de Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 24, 147, 164. 1812.Agrostis juncea Michaux 1803, non Lamarck 1783. 
Sporobolus ejuncidus Sporobolus ejuncidus Nash, in Britton, Man. Fl. N. States 106. 1901, nom. illegit.Sporobolus junceus (Palisot de Beauvois) Kunth 1829; Heleochloa juncea Palisot de Beauvois 1812; Agrostis juncea Michaux 1803, non Lamarck 1783. 
Sporobolus poiretii Sporobolus poiretii (Roemer & Schultes) Hitchcock, Bartonia 14: 32. 1932.Axonopus poiretii Roemer & Schultes 1817; Agrostis compressa Poiret 1810, non Willdenow 1790, nec (Swartz) Poiret 1810. 
Sporobolus gracilis Sporobolus gracilis Merrill, Rhodora 4: 48. 1902, nom. illegit.Vilfa subsetacea Trinius 1840; Vilfa gracilis Trinius 1840, non Trinius 1840. 
Vilfa fulvescens Vilfa fulvescens Trinius, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Petersbourg, Ser. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 4(1): 76. 1840. SOUTH CAROLINA: Without data, Bosc s.n. (holotype: B-W; isotype: LE(fragm)).
Vilfa gracilis Vilfa gracilis Trinius, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Petersbourg, Ser. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 4(1): 74. 1840, non Trinius 1840. Carolina
Vilfa juncea Vilfa juncea (Palisot de Beauvois) Trinius, Gram. Unifl. Sesquifl. 157. 1824.Heleochloa juncea Palisot de Beauvois 1812; Agrostis juncea Michaux 1803, non Lamarck 1783. 
Vilfa schiedeana Vilfa schiedeana Trinius, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Petersbourg, Ser. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 4(1): 73. 1840. ARKANSAS: Without data, Beyrich [mis-cited as Schiede] s.n. (holotype: LE).
Vilfa subsetacea Vilfa subsetacea Trinius, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Petersbourg, Ser. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 4(1): 133. 1840.Vilfa gracilis Trinius 1840, non Trinius 1840. 
Vilfa vinzentii Vilfa vinzentii Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 155. 1854. TEXAS: Rusk Co.:

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Geneva, Greene, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Marion, Mobile, Pike, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1874 - 1993

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000012801 Butler 12 Oct 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18518
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UWAL0049500 Washington 30 Sep 2017 Bryson, Charles T.
25467
UWAL
Sporabolus junceus (P. Beauv.) Kunth
UNA00005979 Mobile s.d. Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
TROY000012804 Conecuh 06 Oct 2001 Diamond, Alvin R.
12755
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UNA00056257 Geneva 4 Oct 1998 MacDonald, John R.
12208
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
AUA000019550 Escambia 15 Oct 1979 Crawford, Lloyd C.
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UWAL0015655 Marion 20 Sep 2009 England, J. Kevin
2206
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000028235 Escambia 16 Oct 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20308
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UNA00005974 Escambia 17 Oct 1955 Roller, Jane
92
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
TROY000049256 Autauga 19 Oct 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
1390
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019547 Conecuh 26 Nov 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3788
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
TROY000051406 Greene 18 Oct 2015 Keener, Brian R.
9317
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019551 Geneva 6 Oct 1989 Diamond, Alvin R.
6491
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
AUA000019552 Lee 8 Nov 1959 Banks, Donald J.
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UWAL0042468 Bullock 29 Sep 2017 Horne, Howard E.
4267
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Beauvois) Kunth
JSU104591 DeKalb 14 Oct 1975 Whetstone, R. David
7431
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
SAMF0007085 Escambia 01 Oct 2020 Davenport, Lawrence J.
6754
SAMF
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000036804 Covington 21 Oct 2009 Hansen, Curtis J.
4492
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
AUA000019545 Bibb 20 Sep 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
764
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
SAMF0007097 Bibb 02 Oct 2020 Davenport, Lawrence J.
6774
SAMF
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104587 Clay 04 Oct 1994 Ballard, J. Mark
5200
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019548 Crenshaw 19 Oct 1997 Diamond, Alvin R.
11144
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
AUA000019549 Dale 7 Dec 1989 Diamond, Alvin R.
6606
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
AUA000026979 Baldwin 11 Oct 2007 Barger, T. Wayne
PERD-127
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UWAL0038801 Greene 18 Oct 2015 Keener, Brian R.
9317
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Palisot de Beauvois) Kunth
UNA00045788 Houston 26 Sep 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6758
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
UWAL0052088 DeKalb 19 Sep 2020 Keener, Brian R.
11945
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (P. Beauv.) Kunth
AUA000042784 Covington 11 Oct 2011 Pancake, Jr., Dale C.
S.N.
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UWAL0013522 Bullock 12 Oct 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1358
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104594 Jefferson 05 Oct 1984 Barber, J. Patrick
1211
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000036282 Bullock 12 Oct 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1358
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UNA00068691 St. Clair 22 Oct 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3239
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
UWAL0043769 Baldwin 24 Oct 2006 Larsen, H.S.
1573
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (P.Beauv.) Kunth.
AUA000019543 Baldwin 9 Oct 1967 Kral, Robert
29848
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
AUA000025979 St. Clair 22 Oct 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3239
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
AUA000019554 Washington 17 Sep 1981 Henderson, T.
575
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
TROY000012809 Pike 02 Dec 1998 Diamond, Alvin R.
11560
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000026925 Covington 09 Nov 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
20423
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104593 Etowah 05 Oct 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
3998
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UWAL0046572 Autauga 11 Nov 2016 Parker, Matthew R.
299
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UNA00005925 Autauga 28 Sep 1966 McDaniel, Sidney
7763
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
TROY000029301 St. Clair 22 Oct 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3239
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UWAL0034884 Geneva 02 Oct 1994 Kral, R.
84208
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michx.) Kunth
JSU104595 Randolph 11 Oct 1992 Spaulding, Daniel D.
3246
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UWAL0009138 Covington 09 Nov 2008 Diamond, A.R.
20423
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michx.) Kunth
JSU104586 Calhoun 05 Oct 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
1312
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019541 Baldwin 28 Sep 1981 Henderson, T.
624
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
TROY000043272 Houston 29 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27018
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000046943 Mobile 26 Oct 1967 Lelong, Michel G.
3878
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104592 Etowah 25 Sep 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
3916
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
USAM000012707 Mobile 18 Sep 1967 LeLong, Michel G.
3780
USAM
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UNA00005984 Calhoun 12 Sep 1874 Smith, Eugene A.
s.n.
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
TROY000041215 Elmore 03 Oct 2011 Pullen, Robert
305
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UWAL0050182 Autauga 05 Oct 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
1339
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UNA00065622 Butler 21 Oct 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
17098
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
USAM000012711 Covington 20 Oct 1969 Kral, Robert
38110
USAM
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UNA00005989 Calhoun 20 Sep 1896 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
USAM000012710 Mobile 12 Oct 1966 LeLong, Michel G.
4049
USAM
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104596 Randolph 11 Oct 1992 Ballard, J. Mark
724
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000012808 Escambia 03 Oct 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
17017
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019546 Chilton 10 Oct 1993 Diamond, Alvin R.
8846
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UWAL0009139 St. Clair 22 Oct 2006 Keener, Brian R.
3239
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michx.) Kunth
JSU104588 Clay 18 Oct 1980 Whetstone, R. David
10400
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000049259 Autauga 05 Oct 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
1339
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000049978 Escambia October 17,? Roller, Jane
92
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000012807 Dale 22 Oct 1997 Rundell, Hannelore
464
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019544 Bibb 17 Oct 1979 Beckett, Scott W.
363
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
TROY000012802 Butler 21 Oct 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
17098
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104590 DeKalb 14 Oct 1975 Whetstone, R. David
7431
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
UWAL0033153 Houston 29 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27018
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000012800 Baldwin 17 Oct 1997 Miller, James H.
s.n.
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019553 Pike 25 Oct 1989 Diamond, Alvin R.
6547
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UWAL0009137 Chambers 15 Oct 1988 Nixon, C.F.
4399
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michx.) Kunth
AUA000041254 Covington 24 Oct 2013 Hansen, Curtis J.
5843
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UWAL0005822 Dallas 22 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
68998
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michx.) Kunth
UNA00060581 Conecuh 19 Oct 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13717
UNA
Sporobolus junceus (Beauv.) Kunth
UWAL0031780 Coffee 16 Aug 1987 Kral, R.
74347
UWAL
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104597 Shelby 12 Oct 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9378
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
USAM000012712 Baldwin 11 Oct 1980 LeLong, Michel G.
11631
USAM
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
AUA000019542 Baldwin 7 Oct 1981 Henderson, T.
728
AUA
Sporobolus Junceus (Michx.) Kunth
TROY000012806 Covington 03 Oct 2001 Woods, Michael
8906
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000012805 Covington 31 Oct 2003 Sasser, Telenna
20
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
JSU104589 Clay 18 Oct 1980 Whetstone, R. David
10400
JSU
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000012803 Conecuh 19 Oct 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13717
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
TROY000045103 Autauga 11 Nov 2016 Parker, Matthew R.
299
TROY
Sporobolus junceus (Michaux) Kunth
First Page Previous Page Next Page Last Page
Records per Page: