Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Elliott’s Lovegrass

Eragrostis elliottii

small white yellow seeds attached for very fine grass
Photo by Mary Kleim, Florida Wildflower Foundation

Elliott’s Lovegrass is a perennial grass found in Florida flatwoods, sandhills, prairies, and disturbed sites. Lovegrass is a bunch grass but is not often noticed until the delicate flowering structures appear. There are so many flowers on this plant that is turns landscapes into a beige haze, typically blooming in fall. Seeds are tiny yet prolific, feeding invertebrates and small birds.

To see this plant look for very wispy, fine looking grass, that is the flowering structures.

Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://www.flawildflowers.org/flower-friday-eragrostis-elliottii/

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by Alicia Halbritter

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Source: UF/IFAS Pest Alert








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