Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Sand Lovegrass, Sand Love Grass

Sand Lovegrass, Sand Love Grass

Eragrostis trichodes

Full sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, grows best on sandy soil but can handle heavier soil including clay, slightly acid to moderately alkaline pH.  2-4 feet height, blooms late spring, green/yellow flowers, re-seeds rapidly.

Germination Code:  A, D

Native Region:  Only occurs in Shelby County

Cool season.  Easy to grow and establishes quickly.  Known for its fine-textured, purplish inflorescence and graceful, arching habit.  Frequently flops over onto its neighbors late in the season.  Leaves turn rusty tan in winter.  Useful for stabilizing sandy areas.

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