Read more Alkali Sacaton (Sporobolus airoides) A tough perennial, warm season, native growing in large bunches 24″ to 42″ tall. It grows on dry to moist sites with sand or gravelly soil. This species is used for good forage or grazing grass in lowland and in alkali regions. Alkali Sacaton’s abundant herbage is eaten by cattle, sheep, and horses. It ranges from South Dakota to Washington, south to Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Mexico.