Native to South Africa. Annual. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Occurrence: Annual Veldt-grass is a widespread and common weed. It is common in weedy areas, and as a coloniser of disturbed bushland. It is a problem weed in the Kaweka Wildflower Reserve.
Ehrhartia: After F. Ehrhart, an 18th century Swiss botanist; longiflora: with long flowers.
Annual Veldt-grass is a distinctive grass. The glumes are about half the size of the spikelet, and are coloured a distinctive purple-red.