Grass Family (Poaceae : Eragrostis)
Latin Name: Eragrostis superba
Value: Wildlife – low
Livestock – good
“Wilman” Lovegrass is a warm season perennial bunchgrass, bearing little resemblance to other lovegrasses. “Wilman” is adapted to most soils, especially sandy sites throughout north central to south Texas. Some seed are being used in reclamation areas as far east as Florida. Cattle and deer find “Wilman” palatable and will readily eat both green forage and cured hay. The dense undergrowth provides a fair habitat for quail and other wildlife. It recovers easily after intense grazing. “Wilman” Lovegrass is not as cold tolerant as the native grasses, but is drought resistant. The average height is 2-3 ft. tall.