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Sand lovegrass

Gramineae, Poaceae Eragrostis trichodes (Nutt.) Wood

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a vigorous, long-lived, native bunchgrass occurring on sandy soils of the Central and Southern Great Plains. it is drought resistant, with a deep root system. Stems may reach to 6 feet. Leaves are abundant, slightly hairy, 12 inches long and 0.25 inch wide. Plants start growth early in spring and continue through the summer. This grass is highly palatable and nutritious, and often is overgrazed. It is easily established from seed.

Last update February 19, 1999 by ch