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Eragrostis trichodes

Common Name: Sand Lovegrass

Type: Grass
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Bloom Color: Orange, Purple
Blooms From June to September

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Sand lovegrass is a native, warm-season, short-lived, leafy, perennial bunchgrass which reaches mature heights from 2.5 to 4 feet with a shallow, wide spreading root system. Sand Lovegrass grows best on sandy soils with an annual precipitation of 18 to 36 inches. Sand Lovegrass typically greens up two weeks earlier than most of the other native grasses and is very palatable. When overgrazed, it will decrease relative to other grasses. Seeding rates are very low due to extremely small dark round seed it produces. Sand Lovegrass is commonly found as a component in native areas along with hairy grama, western wheatgrass, and sand dropseed.