Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


518

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: southern Africa

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Spikelets gray-green
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eragrostis curvula   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eragrostis curvula   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-11-007:
Eragrostis curvula   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Eragrostis curvula

 

COMMON NAME:
Weeping Lovegrass


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image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_ercu2_001_lvd

        

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0401d_21

January    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0405u_33

May    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0405v_04

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0406d_08

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Culms 60-120cm tall, densely tufted, erect, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    s040604_a

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Panicles 20-30cm long, branches solitary or in pairs, ascending, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0407a_15

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Commonly planted as a roadbank stabilizer, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0210e_07a

October    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Leaves greatly elongate, to 1m long, 1.5-3mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0210e_09a

October    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Blades elongate, involute, attenuate to a fine point, arcuate spreading, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0210e_10a

October    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0312a_17

December    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Is fire resistant and shows some capability to spread into natural habitats, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eragrostis curvula, Weeping Lovegrass

JK Marlow    jkm0312a_27

December    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Spikelets 7-11 flowered, 8-10mm long, gray-green, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.