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, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Eragrostis
Parent: Eragrostis mexicana

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Eragrostis orcuttiana
PLANTS: Eragrostis virescens
More information about  Eragrostis mexicana ssp. virescens
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 06, 2019).