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Dropseed is one of the important salt-tolerant plants that help in the natural process of dune building and protection against the coastal elements.
Sporobolus virginicus is a member of the Poaceae - Grass family.
A Guide to Florida Grasses Walter Kingsley Taylor
A new Florida grass guide, just published in 2009, offers an introduction to this vital and frequently neglected plant family.
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This richly illustrated reference includes complete details pertaining to the identification, structure, distribution, and uses of more than 200 of the most common grasses found in Florida and nearby states. Containing more than 500 color images - some picturing species that have never been described with a published photograph - correctly identifying and selecting members of this important plant family has never been easier. Environmentalists, hikers, and nature lovers can take this book into the field or enjoy it at home. This is an accessible and invaluable aid to professional botanists, commercial landscapers, homeowners, and plant enthusiasts alike.