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Ehrharta longiflora  Sm.
Longflowered veldtgrass
Ehrharta longiflora is an annual grasslike herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: limited
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~128 records in California
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within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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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 longiflora from other sources

[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 (link added 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. (link added 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: 07/18/2024).