Eriochloa villosa

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woolly cupgrass

(also known as hairy cupgrass)

Eriochloa villosa (Thunb.) Kunth


Paspalum villosum Thunb.

  • Moss, Flora of Alberta (1982) – No
  • [1] Global Invasive Species Database –
  • [2] NatureServe I-Rank – Not yet assessed
  • AB Weed Act status – ?


[3] Link to USDA Plants, Profile and map for Eriochloa villosa (Thunb.) Kunth, hairy cupgrass

[4] Link to Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Eriochloa villosa (Thunb.) Kunth (Woolly Cup Grass) - Fact Sheet " invasive plant that competes with crops, especially corn and soybeans, reducing their yield. It has become well established in the mid-western United States, where it is an economic concern to corn and soybean farmers. It is more challenging to control than other annual grasses..."

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