Eragrostis trichodes

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Eragrostis trichodes (Nutt.) Alph. Wood
Common NameSand Lovegrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Reproductive Phenology: December; 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[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Eragrostis capillacea Eragrostis capillacea
Eragrostis grandiflora Eragrostis grandiflora J.G. Sm. & Bush
Eragrostis pilifera Eragrostis pilifera Scheele
Eragrostis tenuis Eragrostis tenuis
Eragrostis tenuis var. texensis Eragrostis tenuis var. texensis Vasey
Eragrostis trichodes var. pilifera Eragrostis trichodes var. pilifera (Scheele) Fern.
Eragrostis trichodes var. trichodes Eragrostis trichodes var. trichodes (Nutt.) Alph. Wood
Poa trichodes Poa trichodes Nutt.

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: Pulaski (KY), Marion (TN), Polk (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MEM, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 1986

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UCHT002809 Polk Tennessee
Eragrostis trichodes
UCHT002808 Marion Tennessee
Eragrostis trichodes
UCHT002810 Polk Tennessee
Eragrostis trichodes
APSC0074539 Pulaski Kentucky 22 Aug 1986 Max Medley
Eragrostis trichodes
MEM007998 Shelby Tennessee 03 May 1972 John E. Thompson Jr.
Eragrostis trichodes
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