Sporobolus vaginiflorus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSporobolus
SpeciesSporobolus vaginiflorus (Torr. ex A. Gray) Alph. Wood
Common Namepoverty dropseed
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 1.3
C value 1
StatusNative; G5T5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Agrostis sporobolus Agrostis sporobolus Spreng.
Sporobolus ovatus Sporobolus ovatus Beal
Sporobolus vaginatus Sporobolus vaginatus (Steud.) Scribn.
Sporobolus vaginiflorus var. minor Sporobolus vaginiflorus var. minor Scribn. ex Chapm.
Vilfa riehlii Vilfa riehlii Steud.
Vilfa vaginiflora Vilfa vaginiflora

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Bracken (KY), Bullitt (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Carroll (KY), Clark (KY), Crittenden (KY), Estill (KY), Garrard (KY), Grayson (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Livingston (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Nicholas (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Bedford (TN), Benton (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Henderson (TN), Hickman (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), McMinn (TN), Macon (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100158300 Logan Kentucky 08 Oct 1978 Douglas Stephens
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158391 Maury Tennessee 12 Oct 2000 Dwayne Estes
1560
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158243 Campbell Kentucky 04 Sep 1977 Paul R. Kaucher Jr.
34
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100724630 Garrard Kentucky 06 Dec 2013 W.W. Overbeck
921
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158268 Grayson Kentucky 29 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5673
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158235 Calloway Kentucky 18 Sep 1982 Michael Woods
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158292 Logan Kentucky 03 Oct 1982 K. Sirimongkhon
15
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158326 Madison Kentucky 09 Sep 1994 Gary W. Libby
OB-938
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158284 Livingston Kentucky 30 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5759
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100724622 Garrard Kentucky 07 Sep 2012 W.W. Overbeck
1674
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158318 Logan Kentucky 03 Oct 1982 Valerya Hyrne
25
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158342 Powell Kentucky 25 Oct 1978 Richard H. Hannan
1-23-934
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008248 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158367 Todd Kentucky 10 Sep 1949 Floyd Brown
610
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158250 Garrard Kentucky 07 Oct 1996 Ralph L. Thompson
96-602
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158383 Cumberland Tennessee 28 Sep 1980 Henry R. DeSelm
276
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158276 Livingston Kentucky 06 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
1271
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158219 Bell Kentucky 22 Sep 1978 Richard H. Hannan
KEP-1-970
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158334 McCracken Kentucky 28 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
1284
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158375 Trigg Kentucky 24 Sep 1988 Edward W. Chester
241
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158359 Todd Kentucky 20 Sep 1976 Raymond Athey
3652
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31234100158227 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5866
EKY
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008250 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008252 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008247 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 20 Sep 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
ETSU005874 Carter Tennessee 28 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
ETSU006906 Johnson Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023643 Madison Kentucky 20 Sep 1975 Thieret, John
s.n.
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023645 Campbell Kentucky 28 Sep 1977 Dibert, Sally
99
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023644 Campbell Kentucky 20 Aug 1981 Buddell, George
404
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023648 Garrard Kentucky 25 Sep 2004 Thieret, John
61866
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023640 Campbell Kentucky 09 Apr 1977 Applegarth, Patrick
14
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023649 Jessamine Kentucky 05 Oct 1999 Thieret, John
60669
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023646 Bracken Kentucky 01 Oct 1983 Buddell, George
2410
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027814 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027783 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027809 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008256 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008254 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008249 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008251 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008253 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
BEREA008255 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
ETSU005830 Unicoi Tennessee 01 Oct 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
N/A Greene Tennessee 01 Oct 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023647 Rowan Kentucky 16 Aug 1982 Thieret, John
53894
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
31973000023642 Campbell Kentucky 03 Sep 1977 Thieret, John
50213a
KNK
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027763 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027810 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027772 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027767 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027817 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027816 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027794 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027784 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0028015 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027811 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027815 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027791 Macon Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027800 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027798 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027771 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027780 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027796 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027778 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027808 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027786 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027765 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027806 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027779 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027774 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027785 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027788 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0028024 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027797 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027782 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027775 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027795 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027802 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027768 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027819 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027799 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0028016 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027805 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0210042 Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027787 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027781 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027792 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027777 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027790 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027804 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0028014 Todd Kentucky
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027803 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0028022 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027793 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027766 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027812 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027801 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027807 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027770 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027764 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027818 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027769 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027789 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0089505 Livingston Kentucky 06 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0064734 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0102479 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027773 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027776 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0027813 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
UCHT006403 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0064610 Calloway Kentucky 14 Sep 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031982 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0102832 DeKalb Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0051451 Knox Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0064613 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0067470 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0053437 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0109140 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031977 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031981 Stewart Tennessee 24 Sep 1988 Edward Chester
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0087254 Carroll Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031975 Sumner Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0064607 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0064476 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0086618 Crittenden Kentucky 06 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031984 Stewart Tennessee 14 Sep 1982 Edward Chester
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031972 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0089259 Nicholas Kentucky 24 Sep 1985 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031971 Crittenden Kentucky 24 Sep 2013 Mason Brock
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0070113 Logan Kentucky 08 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031979 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0103058 DeKalb Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031974 Hardin Tennessee 31 Aug 1965 Ken Rogers
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031983 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031976 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0074541 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0109141 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0064735 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0031978 Montgomery Tennessee 20 Sep 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0067469 Warren Kentucky 16 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0069576 Pulaski Kentucky 30 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
APSC0087021 Estill Kentucky 04 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
MTSU023844 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
TENN-V-0243891 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
UOS08228 Marion Tennessee 07 Oct 1999 Al Good
UOS
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
UOS08224 Coffee Tennessee 10 Sep 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
UOS08225 Van Buren Tennessee 21 Sep 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
UOS08227 Coffee Tennessee 10 Sep 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
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