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NC Native Plant Society:
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Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat Climber

Scientific Name:

Eragrostis spectabilis

Genus:

Eragrostis

Species Epithet:

spectabilis

Common Name:

Purple Lovegrass, Tumblegrass, Petticoat Climber

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandy fields, roadsides, woodlands. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/eragrostis-spectabilis/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/eragrostis/spectabilis/



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