Lovegrass (Plains)

(Eragrostis intermediate)


Plains Lovegrass is a fairly coarse, warm-season, perennial bunchgrass, from 41 to 80 cm (16 to 21 in.) tall. Its growth habit is erect to loose and sprawling. The leaves are long and slender with the blades rolled toward the upper side. Seed heads are broad and open with numerous branch lets, 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16 in.) long and about half to three-fourths as wide. In the southwest, Plains Lovegrass grows in the oak woodland chaparral, short grass plains and semi-desert grassland; usually on coarse, gravelly soils at elevations from 1,150 to 2,590 cm (3,775 to 8,500 ft.). It is distributed from southern Texas, north Oklahoma and west to California.

Palatability of Plains Lovegrass is good while it is green and succulent. It is often overgrazed in the spring if enough early moisture is available to initiate new growth.




0.6 kg PLS/hectare
0.5 lbs. PLS/acre



3,300,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)


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