Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees
Weeping Lovegrass, a plant introduced grass from East Africa, is a rapidly growing warm-season bunchgrass that prefers light textured soils.
Weeping Lovegrass is a non-native, perennial, bunchgrass, that is typically grown in light, coarse soils in the south-central one-third of the U.S. Weeping Lovegrass forms a large tuft with long narrow drooping leaves. Seedhead formation occurs in long stems reaching 30 to 40 inches. Seed forms on panicles and is extremely small. Seedling vigor is very good resulting in quick germination and establishment. Seed is best planted with a small seed box attachment on the drill. Forage quality and yield is greatly influenced by nitrogen fertilization which is typical of many of the introduced grasses. Weeping lovegrass when fertilized properly will have good forage quality unless seedhead formation is allowed, upon which palatability declines rapidly. Weeping Lovegrass is best grown as a monoculture under rotational grazing.