NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Widespread: occurs in the eastern three-fourths of United States, and from Alberta to Quebec in Canada. Sporobolus heterolepis is a prairie species with spotty distribution in the eastern part of its range, where it is sometimes found on serpentine, limestone, or other unusual rocky substrates. It has a stronghold in the central United States but becomes rare in the eastern portion of its range.