Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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 and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, G, GW1, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Franck (2018c) in Weakley et al (2018b); > Eragrostis spectabilis var. sparsihirsuta – F; > Eragrostis spectabilis var. spectabilis – F

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