Sporobolus airoides
Common Name Giant Sacaton Grass
Latin Name Sporobolus wrightii
Native Habitat Dry prairies and rocky slopes of California and west from 0 to 7,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None once established
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey-green leaves
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Fragrance
Ornamental Value Pale pink fragrant flowers mid-summer to fall
Nature Value Important browse for cattle and wildlife, food and cover for birds
Native American Uses Basketry
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/spowri/all.html
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/img_query?where-taxon=Sporobolus+airoides&where-anno=1
    Images and data http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1027
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/109124/
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7744
    Nursery, images and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/91932/
    Nursery, images and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?strLetter=S&plant_id=2849&page=5
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPWR2