Prairie Cupgrass (Eriochloa contracta)


Eriochloa Contracta, or more commonly know as Prairie Cupgrass, is a graminoid of the genus Eriochloa. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Eriochloa Contracta or Prairie Cupgrass's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Eriochloa
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FAC) 3(FAC) 5(FACU) 6(FAC+) 7(FACW) 8(NI) 0(FAC*)

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