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Perennial veldtgrass

Gramineae, Poaceae Ehrharta calycina J.E. Smith

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a cool season bunchgrass native to South Africa and introduced via Australia in 1929. It is a highly palatable, drought resistant grass adapted to light soils. The leafy stems reach to 3 feet in height. It has proved valuable on sandy, coastal soils in California where it is used for range reseeding.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch