Eragrostis pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.
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.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Commelinidae||Dayflowers and spiderworts, and several others|
|Order||Cyperales||Flowering plants including grasses|
|Family||Poaceae||Grasses (but not sedges or rushes)|
|Genus||Eragrostis||The 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.”|
|Species||pilosa||From the Latin pilosus meaning “hairy,” from pilus, “a hair,” thus covered with long, soft hairs|
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Eragrostis pilosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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10/4/2009 ID is uncertain
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