[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Ehrharta longiflora (long-flowered veldtgrass) is an annual grass (family Poaceae) found on California?s south coast, especially near San Diego. Long-flowered veldtgrass was recently introduced to California and is not currently widespread, but it has the potential to spread rapidly in coastal dune and scrub habitats. It may exclude native species in these habitats.
Cal-IPC Rating: Limited (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
[beta.floranorthamerica.org] Africa native: Ehrharta longiflora is a southern African species, well-established in Australia, that in the Flora region is established near Torrey Pines State Park in southern California. It is said to prefer shaded areas on hillsides and disturbed areas such as gardens and roadsides, usually growing in light sandy to loamy soils. Three varieties have been described; they are not treated here. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
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