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Last updated 6/8/2009 by David Giblin.
Eragrostis mexicana (Hornem.) Link ssp. virescens (J. Presl) S.D. Koch & Sánchez Vega[FNA25, HC2]
Mexican lovegrass, orcutt's lovegrass

Publication: Phytologia 58(6): 380. 1985.

Origin: Introduced from southwestern United States

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA25: "Eragrostis mexicana grows along roadsides, near cultivated fields, and in disturbed open areas, at 100-3000 m. It is native to the Americas, its native range extending from the southwestern United States through Mexico, Central and northern South America, to Argentina. Within the Flora region, it has been introduced beyond its native range, often becoming an established part of the flora.

Eragrostis mexicana subsp. virescens has a disjunct distribution, growing in California and western Nevada and, in South America, from Ecuador to Chile, southern Brazil, and northern Argentina. It has also been found, as an introduction, at various other locations in North America, including eastern North America."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Eragrostis orcuttiana Vasey[HC]
Eragrostis virescens J. Presl