Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous, usually clump-forming grasses of the genus Sporobolus, having seeds that drop or shoot from their hulls when ripe.

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  • noun Any member of the genus Sporobolus of bunchgrasses.

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  • noun a grass of the genus Sporobolus

Etymologies

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drop +‎ seed

Examples

  • Trying to get that look out front beneath a weeping birch by using prairie dropseed, which is actually hardy here.

    Fallish « Fairegarden

  • Several varieties of grass are called dropseed, but only stangury is drop-piss.

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  • From a distance, pockets of orangish-red and brown soil were laced with drought-resistant tallgrass; blue grama, fescue, prairie dropseed, and the slender green stems of quack grass.

    No Mercy

  • From a distance, pockets of orangish-red and brown soil were laced with drought-resistant tallgrass; blue grama, fescue, prairie dropseed, and the slender green stems of quack grass.

    No Mercy

  • The sandsage association includes grasses such as big sandreed, little bluestem, sand dropseed, and sand bluestem.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Historical vegetation was dominated by little bluestem, big bluestem, yellow Indiangrass, and tall dropseed.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Shifting sand is mostly devoid of vegetation while soils on stable sand blankets support drought-tolerant plants including Indian ricegrass, sand dropseed, yucca, and blackbrush.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • While sand sagebrush and prairie grasses such as sand dropseed, sand bluestem, and big sandreed may create a continuous plant cover in portions of Ecoregion 25j, the shrub and forb cover may be sparse in dune areas.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • In mixed-grass steppe, additional species include green needlegrass, sand dropseed, slender wheatgrass, galleta, and purple three-awn.

    Great Plains Steppe Province (Bailey)

  • Little bluestem, yellow Indiangrass, and tall dropseed were once dominant grasses.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

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