Alkali sacaton is a tough perennial two to three and a half feet tall, growing in large bunches…Alkali sacaton grows on dry to moist sites with sand or gravelly soil. This species is often found growing on alkaline flats, prairies, and sandy plateaus. It is common along drainage in desert and semi-desert areas…Alkali sacaton’s abundant herbage is eaten by cattle, sheep, and horses (Hitchock 1951). This species is used as a good forage or grazing grass in lowland and in alkali regions (Gates 1937).
Sporobolus airoides – Alkali sacaton, finetop, saltgrass