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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eragrostis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous. Stem: decumbent to erect, often abruptly bent at lower nodes, often stolon-like, branched, 3--6 dm; nodes glabrous. Leaf: sheaths generally < internodes, glabrous or sparsely hairy near collar; ligule +- 0.5 mm; blade (5)8--15 cm, 1--3 mm wide, flat to inrolled, tapered to a rigid point. Inflorescence: 6--20 cm, < 10 cm wide, open; lower branches loosely spreading. Spikelet: 4--8 mm, +- 1 mm wide; glumes unequal, lower +- 1 mm, acute, upper 1--2 mm, obtuse; axis breaking apart tardily; florets 6--10, linear, gray-green; lemma membranous, obtuse, lowest floret lemma 1.4--1.7 mm; anthers +- 0.8 mm. Fruit: 0.6--0.8 mm, oblong, pale. Chromosomes: 2n=40,60.
Ecology: Roadsides; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, northern Mexico; native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Oct Note: Cult for erosion control.
eFlora Treatment Author: John R. Reeder
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eragrostis hypnoides
Next taxon: Eragrostis lutescens
Citation for this treatment: John R. Reeder 2017. Eragrostis lehmanniana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24482, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.