Eragrostis spp.

Stinking Lovegrass
Eragrostis cilianensis

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Stink Grass
Photo taken on: September 12, 2011
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Waste areas, sidewalks, yards

Grows from 4" to 2ft branched from the base with slender green stems and flat leaves. The flower head is open and loosely oval- shaped. The flower spikes are flat, shiny, silvery green to tan. There are minute glands on all parts of the plant which sometimes produce an unpleasant order when crushed.


Grasses, Sedges & Rushes