Red lovegrass

Eragrostis secundiflora



Stems are tufted, branching and spindly. The blades are 8 to 12 inches long. The panicle is about 8 to 18 inches long and green to purplish, becoming straw yellow when mature. The spikelets are flat and crowded in clusters with lemmas about 1-8 inch long.

Red lovegrass is a perennial, warm-season, native - 18 to 30 inches tall.

Poor grazing for both livestock and wildlife.


Grows on upland sandy soil and increases on overgrazed sites.