Publication: Manual 576. 1848.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: Reports by Fernald (1950) and Kartesz (1999) of Sporobolus contractus Hitchc. (as Sporobolus cryptandrus var. strictus Scribn.) in WA are not supported by a voucher, and probably belong here. FNA does not credit Sporobolus contractus to the Pacific Northwest.
FNA25: "Sporobolus cryptandrus is a widespread North American species, extending from Canada into Mexico. It grows in sandy soils and washes, on rocky slopes and calcareous ridges, and along roadsides in salt-desert scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands, yellow pine forests, and desert grasslands. Its elevational range is 0-2900 m."