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Sporobolus wrightii
Sacaton; Big Sacaton; Giant Sacaton

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DERIVATION
wrightii - named for 19th century American botanist Charles (Carlos) Wright
FAMILY Poaceae (Grass Family)  Other Plants in the Grass Family
HABIT Grass/sedge
GROWTH FORM Clump-forming
RANGE C & SW United States, N Mexico
LEAF TYPE Deciduous
FLOWERS Gold;green (Seed heads;purplish when young)
FRUIT Brown (Reddish to blackish)
HARDINESS USDA Zone 5 (Coldest zone where hardy)
SUN REQUIREMENTS Sun | Partial shade
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Plant Select | Drought Tolerant
COMMON NAME(S) Sacaton | Big Sacaton | Giant Sacaton
Location Map for Sporobolus wrightii (Sacaton; Big Sacaton; Giant Sacaton) - 9 Map Locations Found
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Individual Locations for Sporobolus wrightii: More Locations
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Accession
Number
Year Location
990036*1 1999 Desert Wash Garden
001040*1 2000 Water Smart Garden
001040*10 2000 Western Panoramas
001040*3 2000 Water Smart Garden
001040*5 2000 Water Smart Garden
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001040*7 2000 Chatfield General
001040*8 2000 Ornamental Grass Bed
001040*9 2000 Ann Montague Iris and Daylily Garden North
022634*1 2002 Sacred Earth
022634*2 2002 Sacred Earth
No
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080340*1 2008 Eastern Josephine

 

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  FLOWERING:
When Sporobolus wrightii has been observed flowering
at Denver Botanic Gardens
  Flowering by Week 1 to 52
2017 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
2005 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

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  FRUITING:
When Sporobolus wrightii has been observed fruiting
at Denver Botanic Gardens
  Fruiting by Week 1 to 52
AVE. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
 
2015 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

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