Sand lovegrass

Eragrostis trichodes



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.