SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sporobolus heterolepis
COMMON NAME: Prairie Dropseed, Northern Dropseed
BLOOM TIME: Aug, Sept, Oct
- The seeds are eaten by sparrows and other songbirds from late summer into winter.
- The foliage is readily eaten by bison, cattle, and horses.
- Sometimes small rodents dig burrows within the dense tufts of leaves and root mass of this prairie grass.