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Eragrostis pectinacea var. pectinacea

Eragrostis pectinacea (Michx.) Nees ex Steud. var. pectinacea

Tufted Lovegrass, Tufted Love Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Eragrostis caroliniana, Eragrostis diffusa, Eragrostis purshii, Poa pectinacea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of most grasses are minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-08-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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