Taxon  Report   3036 
Eragrostis mexicana  (Hornem.) Link  ssp. virescens  (J. Presl) S. D. Koch & Sánchez Vega
Mexican lovegrass,  Orcutt's eragrostis
Eragrostis mexicana ssp. virescens
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Eragrostis mexicana ssp. virescens
© 2007 Steve Matson
Eragrostis mexicana ssp. virescens
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Eragrostis mexicana ssp. virescens, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Eragrostis mexicana ssp. virescens
© 2007 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Eragrostis
Parent Record Eragrostis mexicana
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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PLANTS: Eragrostis virescens
ICPN + PLANTS: Eragrostis orcuttiana
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 24, 2018).

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