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Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis (Pursh) Steud.

Eragrostis spectabilis (Pursh) Steud. var. sparsihirsuta Farw.

Poa spectabilis Pursh

Purple Love Grass

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.”
SpeciesspectabilisSpectacular

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Eragrostis spectabilis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)

Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass)

8/16/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass)

8/16/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass)

8/16/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

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