Ehrharta longiflora

Common name: 

Annual Veldt Grass

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ACDEGHJLMNPQRTWXZ) all States except NT, Tas

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

Sandy or alluvial soils1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1

Habit:

Tufted annual grass1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Tufted (not rhizomatous) grass with awned sterile lemmas1

Images:
Image of Ehrharta longiflora
Image of Ehrharta longiflora Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

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