Red Lovegrass [Eragrostis secundiflora]

Origin: Native to North America
Use: Perennial, warm season, native grass that provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock.
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Plant Description:
Life Span  Perennial
Growth Form   
Seeding Rate 
40" Rows: 
Planting Date   
Planting Depth less than 0.25 inch 
pH requirement  
Soil texture 
Cold Tolerance:  
General  Provides poor grazing for wildlife and livestock.
ID Features:
Habit:		Tufted perennial.
Culms: 		Stems 15-50 cm. tall, mostly erect, simple, or branching.
Blades: 	5-30 cm. long, 2-5 mm. wide, flat, soon becoming involute 
                toward the apex, with a long narrow tip.
Sheaths: 	Shorter or longer than the internodes, a tuft of hairs at the throat.
Ligule: 	A ring of very short hairs.
Inflorescence: 	Panicles condensed, usually red brown, the terminal exserted, 
                4-15 cm. (rarely to 40 cm.) long, the branches erect or ascending, rarely 
                sparsely pilose in the axils, bearing spikelets in clusters irregularly 
                arranged.  Short panicles partly hidden in the second and third sheaths.
Spikelets: 	Usually red brown, crowded, sessile or nearly so, strongly flattened, 
                8-40-flowered, 6-20 mm. long, 3-5 mm. wide, numerous, singly or in 
                fascicles, flowers perfect or unisexual; the rachilla disarticulating 
                between the florets at maturity.
Glumes: 	2, acute, subequal, 1.5 and 2 mm. long, scabrous on the keel.
Lemmas: 	Closely imbricate, 3 mm. long or more, rather abruptly narrowed to an 
                acute apex, the tip spreading out, the green nerves prominent, scabrous 
                on the keel.
Palea: 		Shorter than its lemma, prominently 2-nerved and 2-keeled, ciliate 
                on keels, bowed out below, often persistent on the rachis.
Anthers: 	0.2-3 mm. long, gray.
Fruit: 		Grain 1 mm. long.
Habitat: 	Dry or sandy soil.  August-September.
Remarks: 	Quite variable.
Synonyms:	Eragrostis beyrichii J. G. Sm.
		Eragrostis oxylepis (Torr.) Torr.
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