Common Name

Purple Lovegrass




Annual or perennial grass to 60cm tall. Leaves with a hairless or warty sheath at the base. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaves 2-7cm long, 1-2mm wide, threadlike, rolled, or with the edges rolled in, hairless or hairy. Spikelets 5-23mm long. Mature seed groups cylindrical to spreading. Seeds with 0 bristles. Rare SA. Vulnerable Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 101-102

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