Eragrostis capillaris (L.) Nees

  • 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 capillaris (L.) Nees

  • Description

    Species Description - Tufted, erect or ascending annual 2–5 dm; lvs 2–4 mm wide; infl large and diffusely branched, often two-thirds the height of the whole shoot, with slender branches and elongate, capillary pedicels; spikelets 2–3 mm, 2–5-fld; first glume 0.9–1.5 mm, the second 1.1–1.4 mm; lemmas 1.2–1.6 mm, individually deciduous from the rachilla, on which the paleas persist; grain 0.6–0.7 mm, with a groove its entire length on one side; 2n=100. Open woods and dry soil; Me. to Wis., s. to Ga. and Tex.

  • Common Names