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Eragrostis sessilispica

Eragrostis sessilispica Buckley

Tumble Lovegrass, Tumble Love Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Acamptoclados sessilispicus

USDA Symbol: ERSE2

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: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and there for not visible to the naked eye. The lemmas of this grass are straw-colored to purplish-tinged.


USA: KS , NM , OK , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Additional resources

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


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

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