8 species
3 subspecies and varieties
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Eragrostis cilianensisstinkgrass
Distribution: Central Washington south ot California, east to Maine.
Habitat: Disturbed areas and waste land, and along streams and pond margins.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: June - October
Eragrostis curvulaweeping lovegrass
Distribution: In scattered locations across Washington; occurring from West to East Coast of U.S., typically in the southern half of the country.
Habitat: Distrubed areas where open and forest edge.
Origin: Introduced from southern Africa
Flowers: June-July
Eragrostis hypnoidesteal love grass
Distribution: In Washington, chiefly west of the Cascades, and along the Columbia and Snake Rivers; widespread in central and eastern United States.
Habitat: Mud flats along streams, ponds and lakes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - September
Eragrostis lutescenssix-weeks love grass
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - October
Eragrostis mexicanaMexican lovegrass
Origin: Introduced
ssp. virescens – Mexican lovegrass, orcutt's lovegrass
Eragrostis minorlittle lovegrass
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Eragrostis pectinaceatufted lovegrass
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - September
var. pectinacea – purple eragrostis, tufted eragrostis
Eragrostis pilosaIndia lovegrass
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: October
var. pilosa – India lovegrass