Plants of the Castlemaine District

Annual Veldt-grass - introduced (Ehrhartia longiflora)

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annual veldt-grass annual veldt-grass

Native to South Africa. Annual. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Occurrence: Annual Veldt-grass is a widespread and common weed. It is common in weedy areas, and as a coloniser of disturbed bushland. It is a problem weed in the Kaweka Wildflower Reserve.


Ehrhartia: After F. Ehrhart, an 18th century Swiss botanist; longiflora: with long flowers.

Annual Veldt-grass is a distinctive grass. The glumes are about half the size of the spikelet, and are coloured a distinctive purple-red.