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Common Name: Weeping Lovegrass

Species Name: Eragrostis curvula

Plant Type: Grasses & Grass-like

Family Name: Poaceae, Grass Family

Tribe: Eragrostideae, Lovegrass Tribe



Plant Facts  
Origin Africa
Duration Perennial
Season Warm
Distribution in the U.S. Southern quarter of the country from Florida to New Mexico and eastern Arizona
Distribution in Oklahoma Western half of the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics


    • Mature plants have long “weeping” leaves
    • Forms distinct clumps that take over large areas
    • Hairy ligule


    • Pyramidal seed heads with branches
    • Hair at the base of each branch
    • Many florets per spikelet
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 75-150 centimeters
    • Ligule Type: Ciliate 
    • Sheath: Pilose and Glabrous 
    • Leaves: Basal
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Inflorescence Type: Panicles 
    • Florets Per Spikelet: 3-12
    • Glumes: Unequal



Soil Type Sandy
Habitat Low fertility soils, well-drained soils
Successional Stage Early


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