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Eragrostis refracta (Muhlenberg) Lamson-Scribner. Coastal Lovegrass. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Pinelands, pine savannas, woodlands, bogs and seeps, marshes, maritime grasslands. Dist: DE south to s. FL, west to TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Some authors (see synonymy) have taken up the older name E. virginica for this, but its application is uncertain.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FlGr, FNA25, G, GW1, HC, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, S13, SFla, Tat, Tx, Va, Franck (2018c) in Weakley et al (2018b); ? Eragrostis campestris Trin.; ? Eragrostis virginica (Zuccagni) Steud. – K2, WH3, misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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