Eragrostis leptostachya

Family Poaceae

Lovegrass

Low growing tufted perennial grass spreading to 1 m.

Flowers: Summer. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, one - seeded, indehiscent.

Seed: Seed dispersed locally on elongated inflorescences.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland and grassland habitats.
  • Occasional to locally frequent in grassland and woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts from the base after fire.
  • Appears to colonise  bare sites.
  • C4 warm season metabolism.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Eragrostis leptostachya flower