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Photo courtesy of W.L. Wagner, USDA PLANTS Database, Smithsonian Institution.

Giant sacaton

Scientific name
Sporobolus wrightii
Plant Family
Plant Group
Giant Sacaton is a bunchgrass that grows in dense clumps. It can be up to 8 ft tall and have leaves up to 1 ft long. It grows well in wetland areas
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Giant Sacaton is a bunchgrass that grows in dense clumps. It can be up to 8 ft tall and have leaves up to 1 ft long. It grows well in wetland areas

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Giant sacaton is found mainly in the southwestern United States. It has been used to revegetate stream banks in saline areas. Giant sacaton leaves begin growth in the summer and winter, fully emerging generally in the spring. It can flower between April and October, depending on which part of the southwest it is in. It mainly reproduces via seed.

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