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perennial veldtgrass
Ehrharta calycina Sm.


Ehrharta calycina is a perennial grass that can grow up to 4 ft. (1.2 m) tall.
Leaves are green to reddish or purple tinged, flat, 3-8 in. (7.6-20.3 cm) long, and usually wrinkled along the margins.
Flowers are in clusters 4-6 in. (10.2-15.2 cm) long, and yellow to purple in color. Blooming period occurs in spring.
Ehrharta calycina seeds are small and dark brown. Fruits ripen in summer. It only reproduces through seed.
Ecological Threat
Ehrharta calycina prefers disturbed areas including grasslands, roadsides, and coastal habitats. It is native to South Africa.

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Commelinidae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Ehrharta

Other System Links

Plants: EHCA
GRIN: 14901
ITIS: 41688

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
perennial veldt grass, veldtgrass


Category: Grass or Grasslike