Eragrostis hypnoides (Lam.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

  • Authority

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

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Eragrostis hypnoides (Lam.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual; stems creeping, rooting at the nodes, forming mats, sending up short culms 5–15 cm; lf-blades 1–4 cm × 1–3 mm; infl ovoid to subcylindric, 2–8 cm; peduncle glabrous; pedicels 1–3 mm; spikelets linear, 10–35-fld; fls perfect; lemmas 1.5–2 mm, glabrous, shining, almost hyaline, falling individually from the intact rachilla, on which the paleas persist; anthers 0.3 mm. Mud-flats and sandy shores; throughout most of the U.S. except the arid or mountainous regions, s. to Arg.