Eragrostis pilosa (L.) P.Beauv.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Eragrostis pilosa (L.) P.Beauv.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual 1-6 dm, erect or ascending from a decumbent base; lvs 1-3 mm wide; sheaths shorter than the internodes; infl 5-20 cm, ellipsoid to ovoid, diffusely branched, the branches at one of the two lowest nodes commonly whorled, seldom merely fascicled or paired; pedicels appressed to more often spreading; spikelets 5-17-fld, 1-2 mm wide; first glume 0.3-0.8 mm, less than half as long as the lowest lemma; lemmas 1.2-1.8 mm, individually deciduous from the persistent rachilla; paleas nearly always deciduous, sometimes only tardily so; grain pyriform to slightly compressed, 0.5-0.9 mm; 2n=40. Pantropical weed, extending n. in our range to Me., Mich., Wis., and Mo. Ours is var. pilosa. (E. multicaulis; E. peregrina)

  • Common Names