Eragrostis japonica (Thunberg) Trinius. Pond Lovegrass. Phen: Aug-Nov. Hab: Riverbanks, other moist or wet sandy areas. Dist: SC and TN south to Central America, South America, and West Indies; Old World tropics. Probably introduced from the Old World. Reported for SC by HC, G, and Small (1933) and corroborated by recent collections (K. Bradley, pers.comm., 2020), sw. GA by Jones & Coile (1988), and for w. TN by Chester et al. (1993).
Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia
Syn: = Ar, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, Il, K1, K3, K4, Tn, WH3; ? Eragrostis glomerata – G, GW1, HC, Mo1, S, Tx