Eragrostis trichodes

Eragrostis trichodes

Sand lovegrass

Previous scientific name(s): Eragrostis pilifera, Eragrostis trichodes var. pilifera, Poa trichodes

Tall, warm season, perennial bunchgrass with dense, deep fibrous root system. Adapted to deep sandy sites but may occur on heavier soils. Extremely palatable to livestock but unable to withstand continuous close grazing. Useful for stabilizing sandy areas or improving rangelands.

Varieties: 
Bend

Easily established, uniform in maturity, relatively disease free, produces good seed crops. This cultivar is well suited to sandy sites throughout the adapted range of the species. (Released 1971, source of ecotype: Arkansas River basin of KS and OK)

Variety Release Notes: 
Nebraska 27

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
53.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,500,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes