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Annual Veldt Grass – native to South Africa, a weed in South Australia
Ehrharta longiflora
A rampant Winter/Spring-growing grass that is especially common along the western end of
Fourth Creek. It produces large quantities of seed. The extent of infestation is probably beyond
mechanical removal, except around shrubs that have been planted. Spraying over a number of
years may be required to control the grasses and should be followed up with direct seeding of
native grasses and herbs.
Erect, annual grass to 1m high; leaves to 30cm long
by 1cm wide. Purple colouring on leaf base, stem
nodes and flower spikelets.
Flowers: Drooping spikelets, in drooping, slender,
one sided panicles.
Weedy distribution
Invades woodlands, grasslands and degraded pastures
in all agricultural districts of SA. Occurs in most states
(not N.T.) and in N.Z and USA
Optimal treatment in August, September and October
Native to South Africa
Draft Management Plan for Management Unit 20 Fourth Creek, Morialta Conservation
Park November 2011
Rural Solutions SA
Mangroves to Mallee
Todd Birkinshaw
Flora Base Western Australia
Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Inc.