Eragrostis amabilis

Family:POACEAE
Species:Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
Common Name:Feather Lovegrass
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Growth Habit:Herb
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Category:Vascular
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Plant Notes:Feather Lovegrass is an introduced annual herbaceous plant in the Grass family (Poaceae). It is native to the eastern hemisphere. It Alabama in can be found in the southern third of the state. Feather Lovegrass grows in cracks in parking lots and sidewalks, in vacant lots, and is a weed in plant nurseries. It is a low growing clump forming annual with decumbent or erect stems from 5-15 inches in length. The stems are glabrous or occasionally glandular below the nodes. The leaf sheaths are pubescent along the margins and at the apex. Leaves are alternate, linear, with entire margins. The leaves are glabrous above and glabrous or minutely pubescent below. Flowers are produced in terminal or axillary panicles. The panicles are cylindrical to ovate in outline and green or purplish in color. Spikelets contain 4-8 florets. The fruit is a grain. Feather Lovegrass is a small weedy species that can be very abundant in urban settings. The purple color of the panicles make the plants easy to spot when you are looking for them.--A. Diamond
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Status:Not Native
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyPOACEAE - Grass family
Genus Eragrostis
Species Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees - Feather Lovegrass

Citation

Citation ERAGROSTIS AMABILIS (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Wight, Cat. Ind. Pl. 105. 1834.
Basionym: Poa amabilis Linnaeus 1753.
Type: INDIA: Without data, Herb. Hermann 2: 59(46) (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Veldkamp, in Cafferty et al., Taxon 49: 254. 2000.

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cynodon amabilis Cynodon amabilis (Linnaeus) Raspail, Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 5: 302. 1825.Poa amabilis Linnaeus 1753. 
Eragrostis amabilis var. duriuscula Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Hooker & Arnott, var. duriuscula K. Schumann, in Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas C: 115. 1895. TANZANIA
Eragrostis amabilis var. plumosa Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Hooker & Arnott, var. plumosa (Retzius) E. Camus & A. Camus, in Lecomte, Fl. Gen. Indo-Chine 7: 557. 1933.Poa plumosa Retzius 1786. 
Eragrostis ciliaris var. patens Eragrostis ciliaris (Linnaeus) R. Brown, var. patens Chapman ex Beal, Grass. N. Amer. 2: 479. 1896. GEORGIA: Wayne Co.: Doctortown and Jesup, Sep-Oct 1880, Curtiss 3493 (holotype: NY; isotypes: NY, US 3 shts).
Eragrostis lepida Eragrostis lepida (A. Richard) Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 269. 1854.Poa lepida A. Richard 1851. 
Eragrostis plumosa Eragrostis plumosa (Retzius) Link, Hort. Berol. 1: 192. 1827.Poa plumosa Retzius 1786. 
Eragrostis tenella var. plumosa Eragrostis tenella (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois ex Roemer & Schultes, var. plumosa (Retzius) Stapf, in Hooker f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 315. 1896.Poa plumosa Retzius 1786. 
Megastachya amabilis Megastachya amabilis (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 74, 167, 173. 1812.Poa amabilis Linnaeus 1753. 
Poa amabilis Poa amabilis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 68. 1753. INDIA: Without data, Herb. Hermann 2: 59(46) (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Veldkamp, in Cafferty et al., Taxon 49: 254. 2000.
Poa lepida Poa lepida A. Richard, Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 424. 1850. ETHIOPIA: Tigre, Ailet, s.d., Schimper 1040 (holotype: ?; isotype: K).
Poa plumosa Poa plumosa Retzius, Observ. Bot. 4: 20. 1786. INDIA: Without data, Koenig s.n. (holotype: LD).
Poa tenella Poa tenella Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 69. 1753. INDIA: Without data (lectotype: LINN 87.33). Lectotypified by Mitra & Jain, in Manilal, Bot. Hist. Hort. Malab. 151. 1980.
Eragrostis tenella Eragrostis tenella (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois ex Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 2: 576. 1817.Poa tenella Linnaeus 1753. 

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; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Blount, Conecuh, Covington, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Pike

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, TROY, UNA, UWAL, UWFP

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000010418 Covington 13 Nov 1999 MacDonald, John R.
13685
TROY
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
UWAL0036026 Blount 05 Oct 2015 Anderson, Kelly
0951
UWAL
Eragrostis amabilis (Michx.) Nees
TROY000034626 Covington 11 Feb 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
22800
TROY
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
UWFP000023377acc Escambia 15 Sep 2012 James R. Burkhalter
23646
UWFP
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
UWAL0016385 Houston 19 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25224
UWAL
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
AUA000017182 Covington 13 Nov 1999 Macdonald, John R.
13685
AUA
Eragrostis Amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. Ex Nees
UWAL0008983 Covington 11 Oct 2007 Diamond, A.R.
18508
UWAL
Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Nees
UWAL0035527 Mobile 14 Aug 2014 Horne, Howard E.
2697
UWAL
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
TROY000012175 Covington 11 Oct 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18508
TROY
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
TROY000038303 Pike 08 Oct 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24611
TROY
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
UWFP000008239acc Mobile 07 Jul 1985 James R. Burkhalter
10002
UWFP
Eragrostis tenella (L.) Beauv.
UNA00055931 Houston 22 Oct 1994 MacDonald, John R.
8104
UNA
Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Nees
AUA000017183 Henry 5 Aug 1969 Johnson, Wylie C.
AUA
Eragrostis Amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. Ex Nees
UWAL0010813 Covington 11 Feb 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
22800
UWAL
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
TROY000040678 Houston 19 Jun 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25224
TROY
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
AUA000017181 Conecuh 13 Sep 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3616
AUA
Eragrostis Amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. Ex Nees
UNA00056708 Geneva 29 Jun 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11554
UNA
Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Nees
UWAL0014906 Pike 08 Oct 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24611
UWAL
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
AUA000017184 Pike 22 Sep 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
5540
AUA
Eragrostis Amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. Ex Nees
TROY000012176 Henry 01 May 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
19114
TROY
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Nees
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