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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

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