Ehrharta erecta is a species of grass commonly known as panic veldtgrass. The species is native to Southern Africa and Yemen. It is a documented invasive species in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, southern Europe, and China.
The species has been used for birdseed and in ecological restoration, like dune stabilization. However it has become an invasive weed in many parts of the world. Flowering and seeding throughout the year, its seeds, which can form on new plants in only a few weeks, germinate rapidly.
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