Sporobolus junceus (P. Beauv.) Kunth - Pineywoods Dropseed
Family - Poaceae
Node of stem.
Base of plant.
Whorl of inflorescence.
Close-up of flowers.
Flowering - September - November.
Habitat - Sandy woods, flatwoods, sandhills.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its very thin basal leaves and whorled inflorescences. The plant's sandy habitat is another good character for identification.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 10-9-05.