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Eragrostis spectabilis (Pursh) Steudel. Purple Lovegrass, Tumblegrass. Phen: Aug-Nov. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, other dry woodlands, sandy fields, roadsides. Dist: ME west to ND, south to s. FL, TX, and n. Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, G, GW1, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, SFla, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Franck (2018c) in Weakley et al (2018b); < Eragrostis pectinacea (Michx.) Nees ex Steud., misapplied; > Eragrostis spectabilis (Pursh) Steud. var. sparsihirsuta Farw. – F; > Eragrostis spectabilis (Pursh) Steud. var. spectabilis – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: UPL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL

Heliophily: 9

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