Ehrharta erecta

Common name: 

Panic Veldt Grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (DGHJKLMNPQRSTWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy soils, loam and clay1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tufted perennial to 60 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is a tufted grass and has sterile lemmas that are not awned1

Image of Ehrharta erecta
Image of Ehrharta erecta Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria