Eragrostis elongataCommon name: Clustered Lovegrass
Meaning of name: Eragrostis is from the Greek words eros, meaning love, and agrostis, meaning a grass. Elongata is from the Latin words elongatus, meaning lengthened. In this species it refers to the long flower heads.
Distribution: Occurs across much of Western Australia.
Remarks: A tufted perennial to 0.9 metres tall. The flowers are produced in summer.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.