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Eragrostis hypnoides (Lam.) B. S. P.
- State Rank: SH
- Global Rank: G5
- State Status: Potentially Extirpated
Habitat: Mud flats and sandy shores.
Range: Central Maine and southern Quebec through much of the United States, except in arid or mountainous regions.
Aids to Identification: Our only species of Eragrostis with extensive creeping stolons that root at the nodes, forming mats.
Phenology: Flowers late July through November.
Synonyms: Poa hypnoides Lam.
Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 1 town(s) in the following county(ies): Penobscot. This record is based on a 1908 collection by M.L. Fernald on the Stillwater River.