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Melinis repens

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(Red Natal grass)




Melinis repens

Common name(s)

Red Natal grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass, tufted to 150 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Hairs on ligule to 2 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle with numerous pink or red hairs on spikelet fading to white with age

Melinus repens