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 clay 1

Flower Description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract 1


Tufted perennial to 60 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is a tufted grass and has sterile lemmas that are not awned 1


Image: Freya Thomas

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

eFloraSA VicFlora

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