Scientific NameEragrostis curvula
Other Common Names:
boer love grass
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Eragrostis curvula var. conferta
Eragrostis curvula var. curvula
It is a bunch-type perennial that can grow 4 to 6 feet tall. It can have a wispy and weeping habit to it once it matures.
Can grow up to 26 inches long and 3 to 4 mm wide. They are narrow, stiff and pointed and have a "weeping" or arching-over appearance. Sheaths have long hairs near the collar region, and has a short hairy ligule.
.This grass is a bunch-type perennial that can grow relatively tall, and is known for its "drooping" or "weeping" appearance. It has a hairs near the collar region and has a hairy ligule. It is used for erosion control in some areas and originates from East Africa
Flower Seed Head
The seed heads are open, nodding panicles, reaching a height of 20 to 30 inches and 6 inches wide.
Spikelets are 1/2 in long and can contain 4 to 15 florets. Seed grains are 1.7 mm long and flattened
Weeping lovegrass prefers a light-textured, well-drained soil, and will thrive on soils of low fertility. Distributed throughout the southern United States. Typically occurs where it has been planted such as ornamental areas, pastures, mine reclamation, and roadsides, and is used for erosion control or forage.
Leaf Hair on Upper Surface
rolled in bud
Mature Leaf Width
less than 5 mm
more than 3 mm