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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eragrostis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eragrostis minor Host
Habit: Annual. Stem: erect, becoming prostrate, often branching at base, < 6 dm, nodes glandular. Leaf: generally glabrous; sheath long-soft-hairy near collar; blade 2--10 cm, 1--4 mm wide, flat or inrolled, margin sometimes with wart-like glands. Inflorescence: generally 3.5--15 cm, 2.5--6 cm wide, generally gray-green; spikelet stalk with 1 or 2 glands near middle. Spikelet: +- 2 mm wide, linear to ovate; glumes not glandular; axis not breaking apart; florets 8--12; lemma not glandular; palea persistent; anthers 0.2--0.3 mm. Fruit: +- 0.5 mm, +- round to elliptic, not grooved. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Disturbed soils; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, n&c SNF, GV, SCo, MP, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States, native to Europe. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
Synonyms: Eragrostis poaeoides Roem. & Schult.
eFlora Treatment Author: John R. Reeder
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eragrostis mexicana subsp. virescens
Next taxon: Eragrostis pectinacea
Citation for this treatment: John R. Reeder 2016. Eragrostis minor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24492, accessed on October 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 24, 2016.