OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eragrostis hirsuta   FAMILY Poaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eragrostis hirsuta   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Eragrostis hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 25 (2003)

Eragrostis hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-11-009:

Eragrostis hirsuta   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)

Eragrostis hirsuta var. hirsuta

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)

Eragrostis hirsuta var. laevivaginata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Eragrostis hirsuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigtop Lovegrass


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image of Eragrostis hirsuta, Bigtop Lovegrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_erhi_001_lvd

        

image of Eragrostis hirsuta, Bigtop Lovegrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_erhi_002_lhd

        

image of Eragrostis hirsuta, Bigtop Lovegrass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_eragrostis_hirsuta_1

September    Lincoln County    NC

Panicle about 2/3-3/4 height of plant, profusely branched, and not purple, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).

image of Eragrostis hirsuta, Bigtop Lovegrass

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_eragrostis_hirsuta_2

September    Lincoln County    NC

Blades flat elongate, 5-10mm wide, becoming more or less involute, tapering, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eragrostis hirsuta   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eragrostis hirsuta   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Eragrostis hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 25
Eragrostis hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-11-009:
Eragrostis hirsuta   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eragrostis hirsuta var. hirsuta

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eragrostis hirsuta var. laevivaginata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eragrostis hirsuta

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2744

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, clearings, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets greenish

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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