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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ehrharta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ehrharta erecta Lam.
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: 4--10 dm, erect or ascending, sometimes rooting from lower nodes. Leaf: sheath striate, glabrous or hairy; ligule to 3 mm; blade 5--15 cm, 4--15 mm wide, flat, generally glabrous, margins often wavy. Inflorescence: panicle-like, 6--20 cm, generally open, erect or nodding; spikelets sessile to subsessile, stalk generally < 1 mm, stiff. Spikelet: 3--6 mm; glumes 1.5--4 mm, +- equal, > sterile florets, 3--5-veined, +- green at maturity; sterile lemma 2.5--4.5 mm, +- glabrous, awn 0, lower generally auricled, upper transversely wrinkled; fertile lemma 2.5--3.5 mm, glabrous, faintly 5--7-veined, tip obtuse, awn 0; palea 2-veined; stamens 6 Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Disturbed, often shady, moist sites; Elevation: generally < 915 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo (Humboldt Co.), CCo, e SnFrB (aggressive), SCoRO, SCo, WTR, D; Distribution Outside California: only occurrences in North America; native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Ehrharta calycina
Next taxon: Ehrharta longiflora
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Ehrharta erecta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=23854, accessed on July 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 23, 2016.