Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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

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image of plant© Keith Bradley