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Eragrostis curvula

Weeping Love Grass

Pasture grass, prevents soil erosion.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: summer

Flowering Colour: brown

Specifications: attracts mammals | deciduous | frost resistant | sun | townhouse gardens

Description

A robust densely tufted grass that grows to 1,2m high. It produces many long loose hanging leaves, hence the name ‘curvula’. it flowers from August to June. It grows in disturbed places such as old cultivated lands, roadsides, and in well drained fertile soil. It is one of the best grass with which to stabilize expose soil. The seed is used to make bread and to brew beer. The name is derived from Greek eros=love and agrostis=grass, referring to the graceful heart-shaped spikelets.