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This is one of the weedy annual love grasses (Eragrostis spp.). Some of these species are native, while others have been introduced from Eurasia. The native love grasses that are perennials have more fidelity to higher quality habitats (e.g., sand prairies). Distinguishing among different species of love grass is rather difficult. The following characteristics of Tufted Love Grass are useful in making an accurate identification


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Source: Illinois Wildflowers

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