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WEEPING LOVEGRASS Eragrostis
Weeping Lovegrass is a warm season, perennial bunchgrass. It grows
to a height of 2-4 feet and has 1/4" leaves of 10 to 20 inches in length.
The long folding leaves suggest is name "weeping". Seed heads are
erect or drooping and produce small very numerous seeds (1.5 million per
lb.). Weeping Lovegrass is established easily by seeds and
spread by tillering. Over a years time a single plant can grow to a
diameter of 12-15 inches. Lovegrass was imported from South African
in the late 1920's.
Weeping Lovegrass grows best in the Southern Great Plains areas
including Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and in the Southern parts of New
Mexico, Nevada and California (east of mountains). Grows on almost
any well-drained soil, but prefers the sandy loams; also will grow on low
fertility soils. Lovegrass responds well to fertilization.
Used for pasture (early spring / fall), hay, erosion control and for steep
bank areas throughout Western Plains and also used in transition zone of
Eastern USA primarily for forage and erosion control.
Pasture Rates: 1/2 to 2.5 lbs. / PLS per acre.
Plant higher rate on erosion areas.
Plant 0 to 1/4 inch in depth. Best on prepared soils.
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