Atufted, erect bunchgrass. Sheaths are hairy at the throat. The panicle is 1 to 2 feet long, oblong and open, with purplish to pale spikelets bearing six to ten flowers. The spikelets are in clusters at the tip of the seed branches.
Sand lovegrass is a perennial, warm-season, native – 24 to 60 inches tall.
Poor grazing for wildlife.
Grows on upland sandy soil of prairies and open woodlands. A good grass for livestock grazing when managed as a pure stand.
Stem Texture: Hairy
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
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Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)