Eragrostis tenella (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult., Syst. veg. 2:576. 1817 (syn. (=) Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn.; (=) Eragrostis plumosa (Retz.) Link; (=) Poa amabilis L.; (=) Poa plumosa Retz.; (≡) Poa tenella L. (basionym));
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Common name: Japanese Lovegrass, Feather Lovegrass • Bengali: Shada fulka • Hindi: Bharbhusi • Manipuri: ꯀꯥꯡ ꯃꯄꯥꯜ কাংগ মপাল Kang mapal, ꯃꯩ ꯀꯥꯄꯤ মৈকাপী Meikapi • Nepali: बन्सो Banso


efloraofindia:”For Id 01092011MR3’’ Resurfacing again for id grass ?meadow Pune: Resurfacing for id

No prior identification
Is this meadow grass
Request for identification
Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat wild
Plant Habit- grass
Height/Length- 1/2 to 1foot
Leaves – green blades
Flowers look green
Fruits Seeds-i do not know if the white colored are seeds

The first image is probably of Cyperus rotundus.

The first image has two sps. 1. Cyperus sp. 2. Eragrostis tenella– possibly.
second Image – Eragrostis tenella – may be.

I can’t say anything on the first photograph but It’s not a member of Cyperaceae; I’m confirmed. The second one looks like Eragrostis tenella (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem et Schult.

The first image has two sps. 1. Cyperus squarossus. 2. Eragrostis tenella– possibly.
second Image – Eragrostis tenella – may be.

I could not find the 1st plant again to photograph but the second I could. Attaching pics of the same. Whenever I find the 1st plant I will try to post better pics

i guess first 3 photos are same and look like Eragrostis tenella as said by other members, and last 3 photos are different and may be Panicum species??

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grass Arundinella sp.? ID from Hooghly 11-6-12 SK1:

I recorded the attached pictures in two places, the first three pics are from beside a pond and the rest pics are from my home yard.
Could this be Arundinella pumila (Hochst.) Steud. ?
Species : unknown
Habit & Habitat : grass, avg. 1 foot height, very common
Date : 9/6/12 & 10/6/12
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly)

May Species of Eragrostic ???????????

Searched the net and found that a number of species belong to Eragrostis genus are found in West Bengal – Link.
Some images of Eragrostis amabillis that closely match –

It may be Eragrostic viscosa

Thank you very much for the for the probable ID of this grass.
I searched the net to learn more about Eragrostis viscosa. The flora of Pakistan describes this grass and gives two synonyms – 1) Poa viscosa Retz. and 2) Eragrostis tenella var. viscosa (Retz.) Staf. – While the first synonym is supported by KEW ( the second synonym, according to KEW, seems to bear some confusion. However, the description of the Eragrostis viscosa, available in the Pakistan Flora matches well with the grass i uploaded in this post.
However, the flora of Pakistan also noted that there is apparently no sharp difference between Eragrostis tenella and E. viscosa (

must be eragrostis tenella but if sticky leaves and stem with a ring glands near nodes then eragrostis viscosa

Today i checked the grass and it was not sticky.
I checked three individuals form the same area and even used a very thin piece of paper, the type used for cigarette manufacturing, to test the stickiness of the grass.
So, this grass is likely to be Eragrostis tenella.

kindly help Id this plant at Pune. Id not confirmed for my previous post of the same. I have not come across this plant again

There seems to be two plants here – one a sedge Cyperus sp. and one a grass. The cyperus sp may be C. iria. I am not 100 % sure.
Here is a link to some Cyperus sp

The plant with long leaves, auricles (bristles at the junction of leaf sheath and lamina) and the inflorescence to the right of the picture is the grass species Eragrostis tenella. The small leaved plant with aggregate cluster of spikelets is Cyperus sp. (not C.iria). Also check Pycerus sp.


Attaching a pic of Eragrostis tenella from Mumbai (Oct 2012)

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- 06042013GS1 Eragrostis for ID from Delhi-GS65 :  Attachments (3).  3 posts by 2 authors.
Eragrostis sp. photographed from Delhi, pl. help in ID

Eragrostis tenella

ARJUL11 Grass for ID 4 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Bangalore July

Yes Eragrostisseems to be E. viscosa or E. unioloides

The grass is Eragrostis amabilis whose synonym is Eragrostis tenella

most probably Eragrostis tenella

Eragrostis tenella. If it is sticky to touch, especially just below the inflorescence, or if you find glandular patches just below the inflorescence, then it could be E.tenella var.viscosa also called E.viscosa by several authors.

Hope attached images are Eragrostis tenella (L.) P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. Please validate. 
Date :03.09.2014
Location: Assam
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : Eragrostis tenella (L.) P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.
Habitat: Grows wild on open field in hilly area
Habit :Herb

It seems Eragrostis tenella only, E. viscosa also very close to it but one can find gummy secretion at the base of Inflorescence.

This is a common grass around my home, on grassy village road, around 15 cm tall , can be less too.
Recorded on 28/5/15.

Yes … its E.tenealla

Thank you very much …, one my earlier thread was identified once, presently I’m trying to understand difference between this one and E. unioloides.


Grass Id. Request. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Pl. Find the attached file contain grass picture for Id. Confirmation.
Date: 04.09.17
Location; Adyar
Habitat: garden
Habit: Grass
MSL 6 mts.

Eragrostis tenella

Eragrostis tenella. If the panicle is sticky to touch, then it is Eragrostis tenella var. viscosa

Seems to be Eragrostis sp.

Grass for validation : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 mb.
Request for validation of Agrostis capillaris from Bilaspur. Photographed in June 2020

Looks close!

Eragrostis tenella


3rd post: Grass ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- around 750 kb each.
Final post for today for Grass ID. Spotted in Sanjay Van.

Eragrostis, Could be E. tenella,

Eragrostis tenella


Need help with common grass id : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
bhopal; black soil; 2/10/2020


I too agree with …

Yes It could be Eragrostis tenella as of floral stalk..

Eragrostis tenella


Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week :: Poaceae : Eragrostis tenella? from Panipat- NS 23 : Attachments (2)1 post by 1 author.
This one was shot from Panipat.. is this Eragrostis tenella? I regret for not having any closer shots

Yes it is Eragrostis tenella


Identify the grass species: 1 high res. image.

Eragrostis tenella

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