EPPO Global Database

Chloris virgata(CHRVI)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CHRVI
  • Preferred name: Chloris virgata
  • Authority: Swartz


USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except most of Brazil). Also present in a wide range of areas of suitable climate: southern Mediterranean, Caucasus, Russian Far East, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan), Western Asia (Arabia to Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina (Myanmar, Vietnam), Malesia (Java), China (including Tibet), Japan, Korea, Africa (except some western parts), Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia (except Tasmania). Opinions differ whether  C. virgata is native or introduced in the various parts of its  extended range 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Chloris rogeoni Chevalier

Common names
Name Language
feather fingergrass English (US)
feather-top chloris English
feathertop grass English
feathertop rhodesgrass English (AU)
feather windmill grass English (US)
feathery Rhodes grass English
Feder-Fingergras German
herbe moulin-à-vent French
escobetilla Spanish (HN)
escobilla Spanish (HN)
grama rhodes silvestre Spanish (AR)
pramilla Spanish (CO)
tres dedos Spanish (CO)
grama-pena Portuguese
ohigeshipa Japanese
オヒゲシパ Japanese
хлорис лозная Russian
хлорис прутьевидная Russian
isbah ratemit Hebrew
עִשְׂבָּה רָתְמִית Hebrew
chlorynka rózgowata Polish
hǔ wěi cǎo Chinese
虎尾草 Chinese
prstnatka prutnatá Czech
나도바랭이 Korean
na do ba raeng i Korean