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Eragrostis palmeri

Eragrostis palmeri S. Watson

Rio Grande Lovegrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ERPA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. The anthers of this grass are yellowish to purplish.

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Bibliography

Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Eragrostis palmeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eragrostis palmeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eragrostis palmeri

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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