Eragrostis intermedia

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusEragrostis
Species:Eragrostis intermedia A. S. Hitchc.
Common NamePlains Lovegrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LULA; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; 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 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (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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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 intermedia var. appressa Eragrostis intermedia var. appressa
Eragrostis lugens var. major Eragrostis lugens var. major Vasey ex L.H. Dewey

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: Rowan (KY), Hardin (TN), Knox (TN), Montgomery (TN), Shelby (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MDKY, MEM, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1960 - 1961

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0031190 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031187 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031182 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
MEM000112 Shelby Tennessee 16 Jul 1960 M.D. Hassell
s.n.
MEM
Eragrostis intermedia
MEM000114 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Pam Boggs
a
MEM
Eragrostis intermedia
MDKY00004644 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031189 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031185 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031183 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031181 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031186 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031191 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
TENN-V-0031184 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Eragrostis intermedia
APSC0032652 Shelby Tennessee
APSC
Eragrostis intermedia
MEM000113 Shelby Tennessee 05 Aug 1961 Martha Powell
s.n.
MEM
Eragrostis intermedia
MEM000115 Shelby Tennessee 1965-7 Pam Boggs
b
MEM
Eragrostis intermedia
MEM000116 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Bill Speight
s.n.
MEM
Eragrostis intermedia
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Plant Photos

Eragrostis intermedia - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis intermedia - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis intermedia - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis intermedia - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis intermedia - Theo Witsell
Eragrostis intermedia - Theo Witsell