Eragrostis elliottii

Elliott's lovegrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-3 ft    Width: 1-2 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      green
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. Mass plantings.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


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Small birds and other wildlife consume the seed. Larval host for zabulon skipper (Poanes zabulon).
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, sandhill, wet prairie, cutthroat seeps, dry hammocks, disturbed sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: