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Eragrostis pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.

India lovegrass

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusEragrostisThe common explanation of this name is that it derives from the Greek eros, “love,” and agrostis, “grass,” of unknown application but giving the genus its common name of “lovegrass.” However, according to Umberto Quattrocchi, others have suggested that it actually derives from the Greek era, “earth.”
SpeciespilosaFrom the Latin pilosus meaning “hairy,” from pilus, “a hair,” thus covered with long, soft hairs

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Eragrostis multicaulis Steud.

Eragrostis perplexa L.H. Harv.

Eragrostis pilosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. perplexa (L.H. Harv.) S.D. Koch

Eragrostis pilosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. pilosa

Poa pilosa L.


Eragrostis pilosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Eragrostis pilosa (India lovegrass)

10/4/2009 ID is uncertain


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