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

Giant sacaton (Sporobolus wrightii)


Plant Family: Grass (Poaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Grasses

Identification Hints: Giant Sacaton is a bunch grass 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

Did you Know? 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 emerginggenerally 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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Observational data for Giant sacaton:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Sun Feb 21 00:00:00 GMT 2016 sue_small2016 Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii All Leaves Withered 34.759410000000000 -106.630250000000000 61993
Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 GMT 2016 daxdoxsi Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii First Flower Stalk 37.886704000000000 -97.207031000000000 63848
Sun Apr 03 00:00:00 GMT 2016 daxdoxsi Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii First Flowering/Pollen 37.886704000000000 -97.207031000000000 63849
Mon Apr 04 00:00:00 GMT 2016 daxdoxsi Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Full Flowering/Pollen 37.886704000000000 -97.207031000000000 63850
Thu Apr 07 00:00:00 GMT 2016 daxdoxsi Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii First Ripe Fruit 37.886704000000000 -97.207031000000000 63851
Fri Apr 08 00:00:00 GMT 2016 daxdoxsi Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Full Fruiting 37.886704000000000 -97.207031000000000 63852
Fri Apr 08 00:00:00 GMT 2016 daxdoxsi Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii All Leaves Withered 37.886704000000000 -97.207031000000000 63853
Sun May 14 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sophiejacobb Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 37.417080000000000 -122.103480000000000 82701
Sun May 14 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sophiejacobb Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Pollen (Early) 37.417080000000000 -122.103480000000000 82702
Sun May 14 00:00:00 GMT 2017 sophiejacobb Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Fruit (None) 37.417080000000000 -122.103480000000000 82703
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 AndrewTang Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.459121000000000 -122.103982000000000 84195
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 AndrewTang Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Pollen (Early) 37.459121000000000 -122.103982000000000 84196
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 AndrewTang Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Fruit (None) 37.459121000000000 -122.103982000000000 84197
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 mchun2001 Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.430190000000000 -122.111340000000000 84418
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 mchun2001 Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Pollen (None) 37.430190000000000 -122.111340000000000 84419
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 mchun2001 Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Fruit (Early) 37.430190000000000 -122.111340000000000 84420
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Jkao97 Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 37.407640000000000 -122.177210000000000 84683
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Jkao97 Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Pollen (None) 37.407640000000000 -122.177210000000000 84684
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Jkao97 Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Fruit (None) 37.407640000000000 -122.177210000000000 84685
Wed May 24 00:00:00 GMT 2017 neivew Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 37.445800000000000 -122.157570000000000 85720
Wed May 24 00:00:00 GMT 2017 neivew Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Pollen (Early) 37.445800000000000 -122.157570000000000 85721
Wed May 24 00:00:00 GMT 2017 neivew Giant sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Fruit (None) 37.445800000000000 -122.157570000000000 85722

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