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Eragrostis curvula

Phonetic Spelling
er-uh-GROS-tis kur-vew-la
This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Description

This native ornamental grass is densely tufted and has delicate features. It can help manage erosion problems while all the while showing off its attractive airy leaves and inflorescences. This plant is definitely cold tolerant; however, in warmer climates it is a vigorous grower and self seeder that easily jumps boundaries and has an extensive root system.

 

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Tags:
#invasive#drought tolerant#ornamental grass#erosion control#grass#airy#fluffy#billowy#native ornamental grass#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#invasive#drought tolerant#ornamental grass#erosion control#grass#airy#fluffy#billowy#native ornamental grass#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eragrostis
    Species:
    curvula
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Mounding
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Arching, open lavender-gray panicles in mid to late summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Linear
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves green in summer; often yellow to bronze in winter; used as erosion control on highway right of ways
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Erosion
    Problems:
    Invasive Species