Sand Love Grass

Plant Height 3 FT
Seed Count 1,500,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Eragrostis trichodes
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Dry, disturbed soils


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.




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