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Ehrharta brevifolia Schrad.
Annual Veldt Grass

Gött.Gel.Anz. 3:2077-2078 (1821)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Annual, grass-like or herb, 0.2-0.4 m high. Fl. green/purple, Aug to Nov. Grey-brown sand.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 August 1999


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Hampton, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Hampton, Katanning, Merredin, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
IMCRA Regions
Shark Bay.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bayswater, Boyup Brook, Cambridge, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Claremont, Cockburn, Dundas, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Kwinana, Murray, Nedlands, Northampton, Perth, Ravensthorpe, Shark Bay, South Perth, Swan, Wanneroo, Wongan-Ballidu.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

Alternative Names. Annual veld grass.

General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Annual, caespitose. Reproduction. Seed. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3.

Additional information. Origin. Southern Africa.

Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray 1% glyphosate. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Active Growth           Y Y Y Y Y      
Germination         O Y Y Y          
Flowering               Y Y Y Y    
Optimum Treatment             Y Y Y O      

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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