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Purple Lovegrass

Eragrostis spectabilis

Alternate Name: Petticote climber

Family: (Poaceae) Grasses

Habitat: Prairies

Height: 10-30 inches

Bloom Period: August - October

Description: Purple lovegrass grows well in both moist and dry fields. It forms dense tufts with the inflorescence forming lavender airy masses. The
inflorescence later breaks off and rolls like tumbleweed.

The Wildlife Connection: Clumps provide nesting cover. Seeds are an important food source.

Purple Lovegrass
Purple Lovegrass

Mike Haddock, Kansas State University

Purple Lovegrass
Purple Lovegrass

Mike Haddock, Kansas State University

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