Rough (composite) Dropseed

Sporobolus compositus

  • Also known as Tall Dropseed
  • Perennial grass native to the tall grass prairie ecosystem
  • Propagates through self seeding
  • Sporobolus Compositus prefers full sun and dry conditions
  • Tolerates variety of soils, including loam, clay-loam, and sand
  • Prefers calcareous soil that is slightly acidic to alkaline
  • Rough (composite) dropseed has excellent drought tolerance
  • Population declines when subjected to high levels of disturbance, such as grazing or mowing

Habitat: Black soil prairies, sand prairies, gravel prairies, hill prairies, typical savannas and sandy savannas, open woodlands in rocky upland areas, limestone glades

Height: 2′-4′

Pure Stand Seeding Rate PLS lbs / acre: 5

PLS=Pure Live Seed

$25.00 / Pure Live Seed Pound


Our native grass and wildflower species for sale come from Midwest growers and are adapted to the Upper Midwest. We meet all state and federal seed laws, and we do not sell seed contaminated with palmer amaranth. Midwest native grasses and forbs are priced by Pure Live Seed (PLS) per lb.