Eragrostis minor

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusEragrostis
Species:Eragrostis minor Host
Common NameLittle Lovegrass; Bluegrass Lovegrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Eragrostis botterii Eragrostis botterii E. Fourn.
Eragrostis eragrostis Eragrostis eragrostis (L.) P.Beauv.
Eragrostis eragrostis var. microstachya Eragrostis eragrostis var. microstachya (Coss. & Germ.) Farw.
Eragrostis multiflora var. pappiana Eragrostis multiflora var. pappiana Chiov.
Eragrostis pappiana Eragrostis pappiana (Chiov.) Chiov.
Eragrostis pilosa var. minor Eragrostis pilosa var. minor (Host) Kuntze
Eragrostis poaeoides Eragrostis poaeoides P.Beauv.
Eragrostis poaeoides var. laxiflora Eragrostis poaeoides var. laxiflora Döll
Eragrostis poiformis Eragrostis poiformis Link
Eragrostis suaveolens Eragrostis suaveolens Becker ex Claus
Eragrostis vulgaris Eragrostis vulgaris Coss. & Germ.
Eragrostis vulgaris subsp. poaeoides Eragrostis vulgaris subsp. poaeoides (P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.) R.C.V. Douin
Eragrostis vulgaris var. microstachya Eragrostis vulgaris var. microstachya Coss. & Germ.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Boone (KY), Bourbon (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Edmonson (KY), Fulton (KY), Greenup (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Lewis (KY), Livingston (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Mason (KY), Menifee (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Pike (KY), Rowan (KY), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Cannon (TN), Carter (TN), Chester (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Haywood (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), McMinn (TN), Madison (TN), Polk (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MEM, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Calloway Kentucky 21 Aug 1979 Raymond Athey
4430
EKY
Eragrostis minor
31234100194941 Marshall Kentucky 13 Jul 1984 Raymond Athey
4940
EKY
Eragrostis minor
BEREA006295 Cannon Tennessee
BEREA
Eragrostis minor
BEREA006294 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Eragrostis minor
N/A Carter Tennessee 21 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Eragrostis minor
31973000022056 Kenton Kentucky 15 Jul 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
423
KNK
Eragrostis poaeoides
31973000022058 Campbell Kentucky 23 Jul 1980 Buddell, George
191
KNK
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031315 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031321 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031319 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031309 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031314 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031530 Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis eragrostis
TENN-V-0031312 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031308 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
N/A Boone Kentucky 29 Aug 1991 Landon E. McKinney
4835
EKY
Eragrostis poaeoides
N/A Fulton Kentucky 18 Jul 1972 Raymond Athey
1961
EKY
Eragrostis minor
N/A Muhlenberg Kentucky 24 Aug 1993 Landon E. McKinney
6003
EKY
Eragrostis minor
ETSU003519 Carter Tennessee 13 Aug 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Eragrostis minor
31973000022059 Greenup Kentucky 08 Aug 1982 Thieret, John
53824
KNK
Eragrostis poaeoides
31973000022052 Mason Kentucky 25 Jul 1991 Thieret, John
57210
KNK
Eragrostis poaeoides
31973000022061 Bourbon Kentucky 01 Nov 1978 Thieret, John
50810
KNK
Eragrostis poaeoides
31973000022012 Lewis Kentucky 29 Jul 1995 Gelis, Rudy
m1-746
KNK
Eragrostis minor
MDKY00004650 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Eragrostis poaeoides
MDKY00004649 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031831 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031311 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031830 Calloway Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031310 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031320 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031832 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031317 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031318 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
APSC0095770 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0071830 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0069817 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0063856 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0095369 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0068151 Greenup Kentucky 09 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0032630 Lake Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0095368 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis minor
HTTU011868 Tennessee
HTTU
Eragrostis poaeoides
HTTU011869 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Eragrostis poaeoides
BRIT268249 McCracken Kentucky
VDB
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031313 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031316 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis poaeoides
TENN-V-0031687 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis minor
TENN-V-0031678 Jefferson Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis minor
UCHT002800 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Eragrostis poaeoides
UCHT002801 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Eragrostis poaeoides
APSC0053894 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0041048 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0032631 McMinn Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis minor
APSC0068234 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis minor
HTTU011867 Tennessee
HTTU
Eragrostis poaeoides
HTTU011871 Tennessee
HTTU
Eragrostis poaeoides
MEM006335 Ballard Kentucky 28 Aug 1973 Raymond Athey
2527
MEM
Eragrostis minor
MEM008390 McCracken Kentucky 06 Jul 1974 Raymond Athey
2852
MEM
Eragrostis minor
BRIT268248 Kenton Kentucky
VDB
Eragrostis poaeoides
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