Ehrharta longiflora

Ehrharta longiflora_long flowering veldtgrass_ JM Di Tomaso
Photo: Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: annual veldtgrass

Common names: long-flowered veldtgrass

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?

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Species ID Card

Invasive Species ID Card - To support field identification of early detection species, Cal-IPC has designed a set of Species ID cards that can be downloaded, printed double-sided, and trimmed to size.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Ehrharta longiflora Information

  • Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.
  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Ehrharta longiflora (long-flowered veldtgrass) auricle at leaf base. Photo: Keir Morse
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    Ehrharta longiflora (long-flowered veldtgrass) leaf blade base and auricle. Photo: Keir Morse
    Ehrharta longiflora_florets_KeirMorse
    Ehrharta longiflora (long-flowered veldtgrass) florets. Photo: Keir Morse
    Ehrharta longiflora_inflorescence_KeirMorse
    Ehrharta longiflora (long-flowered veldtgrass) inflorescence. Photo: Keir Morse
    Ehrharta longiflora_leaves and stem_KeirMorse
    Ehrharta longiflora (long-flowered veldtgrass) leaves and stem. Photo: Keir Morse
    Ehrharta longiflora_growth habit_KeirMorse
    Ehrharta longiflora (long-flowered veldtgrass) growth habit. Photo: Keir Morse