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Lace Grass


In similar locations the panicles of Lace-grass (Eragrostis capillaris) in green and purple are sometimes mistaken for those of the larger species but should be distinguished by the shorter, few-flowered spikelets, and by the absence of hairs surrounding the base of the branches.

In both these grasses the widely spreading panicle is usually much longer than the stem which supports it, and the hair-like pedicels are as long or longer than their spikelets.