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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Seed - cooked[1]. Used as a grain[1].

Material uses

A deep-rooted plant, it is considered excellent for protecting terraces and for grassing water channels and is valuable for erosion control[1]. In Lesotho, the plant is used to make baskets, brooms, hats, ropes, and candles[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Eragrostis curvula.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Earth stabiliser

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

The seed can also be sown in situ in mid to late spring, though in a cool summer it may fail to ripen many seeds[2].

Division in spring.

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Cultivation

Easily grown in most well-drained soils so long as the plant is in a hot, dry, sunny position[3]. Weeping love grass is reported to tolerate an annual precipitation of 31 to 163cm, an annual temperature range of 5.9 to 26.2°C and a pH in the range of 5.0 to 8.2[1]. It is adapted to semi-arid and desert areas and sandy soils, growing well on low fertility soils[1]. A very drought-resistant plant, but it lacks hardiness for more northern areas[1]. It grows well on a wide range of well-drained soils, especially sandy loams; moderately frost-resistant in southern areas[1].

Plants are hardy to about -5°c and succeed outdoors in the milder areas of Britain[3]. The roots contain pyrocatechol, suggesting an explanation for the plants resistance to nematodes[1].

The species and its varieties are apomictic (producing seed without fertilization) although sexual plants have occasionally been found[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Eragrostis curvula. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Eragrostis curvula.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Eragrostis curvula
Genus
Eragrostis
Family
Gramineae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.001.011.021.031.041.051.061.071.081.091.101.11 Duke. J. Handbook of Energy Crops - (1983-00-00)
    2. ? Grounds. R. Ornamental Grasses. Christopher Helm ISBN 0-7470-1219-9 (1989-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)

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