weeping lovegrass USDA PLANTS SYMBOL: ERCU2
Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees
Synonym(s): Boer love grass

Weeping lovegrass is a warm-season, perennial grass that can grow to 4 ft (1.2 m) tall. Leaves are arched, 1/10 in. (3-4 mm) wide, flat, with ciliate ligules. Sheaths have long hairs inside the upper margin and along the collar. Spikelets are nodding, 0.2-0.4 in. (4-10 mm) long, 0.1 in. (1.5-2 mm) wide and gray-green. Weeping lovegrass inhabits disturbed places such as roadsides and is native to South Africa. It has been planted for erosion control in the southwestern United States and is also used widely as an ornamental.

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Feature(s); seed head in September
James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); seed stalks in September
James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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