Image Source : Haddock, Michael John. Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas. University Press of Kansas, 2005.
Botanical Name :
Sand Love Grass
Sand Lovegrass is a short to medium-lived, warm-season bunchgrass found in sandy sites in Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. It has also occurred in the native vegetation of northeastern New Mexico.
AREA OF ADAPTATION: The plants normally grow from 30 to 48 in high and produce a heavy root system, making the species of considerable value in soil and water conservation. Contrary to Weeping Lovegrass, the leaves, though mostly basal, are comparatively wide and tender.
PLANTING: Seed is small and should not be seeded over 1/2 in. deep. Planting dates are normally in the spring, just prior to the rainy season.
MANAGEMENT: It is highly palatable and nutritious at all stages of growth and consequently often suffers severely in pastures of mixed vegetation. Sand Lovegrass is usually seeded with other warm-season grasses. It does have a place in dryland pasture where a farmer or rancher has need for a summer-growing grass and is willing to re-seed when the stand begins to thin.
SEEDING RATES: 1 lb. PLS/acre
NUMBER OF SEEDS: 1,500,000 per lb.