Eragrostis minor is is an annual, C4 grass (Halvorson and Guertin 2003) densely tufted, 10-40 cm tall, usually reclining, base bent. Much like E. cilianensis; leaf sheaths hairy on margins sometimes on back.
Leaves alternate, 5-10 cm long, 0.3-0.5 cm wide (Hilty 2006).
Flower spikelets 0.4-1.1 cm long, 0.2 cm wide, 5-12 flowered, lemmas 0.2 cm, without glands; axils of inflorescence branches hairless.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent in natural areas.
Habitat: Gardens, roadsides.