Neeragrostis reptans

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Neeragrostis reptans (Michx.) Nicora
Common NameCreeping Lovegrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; 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
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (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 capitata Eragrostis capitata (Nutt.) Nash
Eragrostis reptans Eragrostis reptans (Michx.) Nees
Megastachya fasciculata Megastachya fasciculata E. Fourn.
Megastachya reptans Megastachya reptans (Michx.) P. Beauv.
Neeragrostis reptans Neeragrostis reptans (Michx.) Nicora
Poa capitata Poa capitata
Poa dioica Poa dioica Michx. ex Poir.
Poa reptans Poa reptans Michx.

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: Campbell (KY), Fulton (KY), McCracken (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Davidson (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Polk (TN), Shelby (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100137502 Fulton Kentucky 12 Sep 2010 Landon E. McKinney
Eragrostis reptans
31234100137510 Fulton Kentucky 22 Aug 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
Eragrostis reptans
MDKY00004652 Fulton Kentucky
Eragrostis reptans
MDKY00004651 McCracken Kentucky
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031322 Davidson Tennessee
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031876 Fulton Kentucky
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031324 Lauderdale Tennessee
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031877 McCracken Kentucky
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031325 Shelby Tennessee
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031327 Shelby Tennessee
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031323 Lake Tennessee
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031326 Shelby Tennessee
Eragrostis reptans
TENN-V-0031328 Knox Tennessee
Eragrostis reptans
UTM02641 Polk Tennessee
Poa capitata
MEM020206 Lauderdale Tennessee 08 Aug 1976 Patrick Keiran
Eragrostis reptans
31234100137528 McCracken Kentucky 04 Sep 1970 Raymond Athey
Eragrostis reptans
31234100137494 Campbell Kentucky 20 Aug 2010 Landon E. McKinney
Eragrostis reptans
31234100137536 Muhlenberg Kentucky 01 Aug 2007 Brian D. Yahn
Eragrostis reptans
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