Eragrostis hirsuta

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusEragrostis
Species:Eragrostis hirsuta (Michx.) Nees
Common NameBigtop Lovegrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; 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 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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
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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 sporoboloides Eragrostis sporoboloides J.G. Sm. & Bush

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), Carlisle (KY), Fulton (KY), Livingston (KY), Blount (TN), Cocke (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hawkins (TN), Knox (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, MEM, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1977 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100137023 Tennessee 15 Sep 1984 Henry R. DeSelm
68
EKY
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031167 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031169 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031178 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031177 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031172 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031179 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031165 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031168 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031591 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031581 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031166 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031170 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031180 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031592 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
31234100137031 Knox Tennessee 17 Oct 1980 Henry R. DeSelm
60
EKY
Eragrostis hirsuta
31234100137015 Fulton Kentucky 23 Sep 1977 Raymond Athey
3848
EKY
Eragrostis hirsuta
31234100137007 Ballard Kentucky 21 Sep 1977 Raymond Athey
3842
EKY
Eragrostis hirsuta
ETSU003515 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Eragrostis hirsuta
ETSU003513 Unicoi Tennessee 18 Nov 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031175 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031593 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031174 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031580 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031176 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031171 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
UCHT002787 Hamilton Tennessee 01 Oct 2008 S. Huskins
1471
UCHT
Eragrostis hirsuta
UCHT006458 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Eragrostis hirsuta
UCHT002791 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Eragrostis hirsuta
UCHT002788 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Eragrostis hirsuta
TENN-V-0031173 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0068244 Livingston Kentucky 17 Oct 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0032719 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0032720 Shelby Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
UCHT035802 Livingston Kentucky
UCHT
Eragrostis hirsuta
UOS07932 Franklin Tennessee 16 Oct 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Eragrostis hirsuta
UOS07945 Franklin Tennessee 16 Jul 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Eragrostis hirsuta
ETSU026442 Hawkins Tennessee 09 Jul 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19607
ETSU
Eragrostis hirsuta
UCHT006459 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Eragrostis hirsuta
UCHT002789 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0032617 Stewart Tennessee 23 Sep 1990 James Joyner
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0068245 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0032625 McMinn Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0032717 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
APSC0032711 Livingston Kentucky 17 Oct 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Eragrostis hirsuta
ETSU003514 Washington Tennessee 30 Oct 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Eragrostis hirsuta
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 09 Jul 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Eragrostis hirsuta
MEM017679 Carlisle Kentucky 26 Sep 1979 Raymond Athey
4513
MEM
Eragrostis hirsuta
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Eragrostis hirsuta - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis hirsuta - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis hirsuta - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis hirsuta - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis hirsuta - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis hirsuta - Theo Witsell