Eragrostis curvulaCommon name: African Love Grass
Meaning of name: Eragrostis is from the Greek words eros, meaning love, and agrostis, meaning a grass. Curvula is from the Latin words curvus, meaning crooked or bent, and the diminutive –ul-, meaning a little bent.
Distribution: Occurs from Carnarvon to the Nullabor.
Remarks: A tufted perennial to 1.2 metres tall. The flowers are produced in spring and summer. A native of South Africa.
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