Sand Dropseed

Sand Dropseed


Sand dropseed does well on highly disturbed soils, making it a viable option for ecologic restoration projects and commercial right-of-way use. It provides fair forage for livestock and is utilized as a food source by game birds, including quail and Rio Grande turkey.

Fair as livestock forage and food source for wildlife. Good establishment characteristics on disturbed sites.


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Planting: Plant in late fall or spring at a rate of 1.5-2 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep.

Soil: Works well on disturbed sites, especially sand, sandy loam, and clay

Height: Up to 3.25 feet

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: Rio Grande Plains, Coastal Sand Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes