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Ehrharta erecta  Lam.
Panic veldtgrass,   Upright veldt grass
Ehrharta erecta is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Ehrharta
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Ehrharta erecta from other sources

[Cal-IPC] South Africa native, Invasive: Ehrharta erecta (panic veldtgrass) is a perennial grass (family Poaceae) found along California?s coastline and in the southern Sacramento Valley. Panic veldtgrass is commonly found in disturbed areas, including riparian areas, scrub, grassland, woodland, urban areas and turf. This native to South Africa was cultivated in Berkeley and Davis in the mid-1900s as an experimental grass. It spreads rapidly and is known to out-compete native grasses and herbs. Panic veldtgrass causes more litter accumulation than native grasses and herbs do, which further inhibits native plant growth. Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/13/2024).