Eragrostis elongata. clustered lovegrass

Family Poaceae
Description Small perennial grass to 50cm high
Flowering Time Summer
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Grassy woodland
Soil Types Usually on light-textured soils.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values A widespread species. Fast coloniser of bare sites on sandy soils including subsoils. Valuable in native seed mixes in combination with slower growing species such as kangaroo grass, which don't provide such rapid soil stabilisation.
Amenity / Ornamental Values A very attractive grass, the pink and mauve inflorescences appear strikingly similar to those of lavender.
Other Values Some grazing value
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average
Shade low
Minimum Temperature -5 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 100+
Viability Period not known
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees not known
Direct Seeding average