Eragrostis curvula

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [WoNS shortlist (pre-2012); NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAfrican Lovegrass, Boer Lovegrass, Weeping Grass, Weeping Love Grass, Weeping Lovegrass
SynonymsEragrostis chloromelas Steud.; Eragrostis curvula var. valida Stapf; Poa curvula Schrad.
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)1.2
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeSouthern Africa
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Africa, Asia, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, North America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Heathlands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Scrublands/shrublands, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Water bodies, Wetlands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Acidic, Gravel/stony, Infertile - low fertility, Loamy, Sandy
Decade of introduction1910

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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