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Eragrostis trichodes (Nutt.) Alph. Wood
Sand love grass, Sand lovegrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Eragrostis pilifera, Eragrostis trichodes var. pilifera, Poa trichodes
USDA Symbol: ertr3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A bunchgrass to 5 ft., valued for its fine-textured, purplish inflorescence and graceful, arching habit. The grass frequently flops over on its neighbors in late season, sometimes with pleasing results. Leaves turn rusty-tan when dormant.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, WY Native Distribution: IL
to Goshen Co., WY,
s. to TX Native Habitat:
Open, sandy woods; sand barrens
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Deep, sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Adapts to heavier soils. Useful for stabilizing sandy areas.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TXNative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff