purple lovegrass

(Eragrostis spectabilis)

Conservation Status
purple lovegrass
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Midwest

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

UPL - Obligate upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

12 to 32

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry. Shortgrass prairies, fields, woodland margins, roadsides, disturbed areas. Full sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

 

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28, 30.

 
  10/22/2021      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Locally common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Poaceae (grasses)  
  No Rank PACMAD clade  
  Subfamily Chloridoideae  
  Tribe Eragrostideae  
  Subtribe Eragrostidinae  
 

Genus

Eragrostis (lovegrass)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Eragrostis geyeri

Eragrostis pectinacea var. spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis var. sparsihirsuta

Eragrostis spectabilis var. spectabilis

Eragrostis velutina

Megastachya spectabilis

Poa amabilis

Poa hirsuta var. spectabilis

Poa pectinacea

Poa spectabilis

Poa villosa

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

petticoat-climber

purple love grass

purple lovegrass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Habitat

 
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Tuft

 
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Plant

 
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Spike

 
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