Eragrostis pectinacea (Michx.) Nees
Common Name: LOVE GRASS
Synonym: Eragrostis tephrosanthes
Coefficient of Conservatism: 0
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt A-Grass

Sandy ground, roadsides, railroads, fields, and disturbed places, either dry or moist; river banks. Presumably native, at least in the southern part of the state.

A species often confused with E. capillaris, E. frankii, and E. pilosa, but distinctive in its larger spikelets on appressed pedicels, the lemmas strongly nerved. The paleas are generally even more persistent than in other species, and are conspicuous on old panicles from which the lemmas and grains have fallen. Almost all our plants are var. pectinacea. Variety miserrima (E. Fourn.) Reeder (E. tephrosanthes of Michigan Flora) is known from a few old collections, and differs in having the mature pedicels spreading, rather than appressed as in var. pectinacea.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2113.