African Lovegrass

Common name

African Lovegrass

Scientific Name

Eragrostis curvula

Description

African Lovegrass is a prennial that forms dense monocultures, creating large fuel loads and a fire hazard.

Impact on Bushland

Is widespread and especially common on the Swan Coastal Plain on sandy and disturbed soils north and south of Perth. After fire often only the top is killed and it rapidly resprouts. Spray regrowth when 5-10cm high.

Location

Variety of soils and disturbed sites.

Priority for removal

High: major threat to the conservation values of Banksia woodlands

Management (hand)

Cut out small plants or small infestations

Management (herbicide)

Spray with 1-2% glyphosate when plants are green and actively growing. Following fire spray regrowth when 5-10 cm high. Always requires follow-up treatment.

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/376

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/ and https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/376


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Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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