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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Eragrostis cilianensis - stinkgrass

Synonyms: Eragrostis major, Eragrostis megastachya, Poa cilianensis
Other Common Names: stinking lovegrass, candy grass, stink grass, strong scented lovegrass
Plant Form: Grass

Family: Poaceae

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Plant - summer
Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
  Grass Description -   Glossary of Grass Terminology

Origin: Introduced    Season: Warm
Habitat Description: Grows in disturbed sites such as cultivated ground, cracks in pavement and roadsides.
Plant Communities:Disturbed Areas
Elevation: Below 7500 feet

General Description

Desc: Plants are highly variable in size; often under 12 inches; few to many seedheads. Stems may be erect or briefly trail along ground before arising; may branch at base and above. Strong smelling when fresh. Ring of glands below the nodes.
Identification Notes: Annual; strong smelling when fresh; largest spikelettes less than 1/16 inch wide; keels of lemmas more or less glandular but the glands often obscure. Spikelets many-flowered, 10 to 40.
Grass Type: Annual  Rhizomes: N  Stolons: N
Large Dense Clump (> 2 feet): N  Bushy (highly branched): N
Height with Seedheads: 12 to 24 inches
Seedhead Structure: Branched - open and spreading  Seedhead Droops: N
Flowering Period: Jun - Oct
Flower Characteristics

Number of Flowers per Spikelet: Multi-flowered  Spikelets One-sided: N
Awns: Absent   Three Awns: N  Awns Bent: N
Flower and Seedhead Notes: Seedheads are ovoid or oblong, densely flowered, condensed to open. Lemmas 3-nerved.
Vegetative Charcteristics

Blade Hairy: Y    Blade with White Margins: N    Blade Cross section: Flat or involute
Blade Notes: Blades 2 to 8 inches long, 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide, flat to involute, top surfaces smooth without hairs, sometimes glandular, occasionally also hairy.
Sheath Hairy: N    Tuft of Hairs at top of Sheath or Collar: Y    Ligules: Hairy
Auricles (Ear-like lobes at collar area: N

Forage Value: Not Available.

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