Vascular – Exotic
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Terrestrial. Short tussockland, herbfield, bare land, wetland, mainly on coastline, sand dunes.
Strongly rhizomatous perennial grass to 1.5 m tall. Stems cane-like, erect. Leaves short, rolled. Seedhead a slender panicle, 10-20 cm long. Seeds purplish, Spring-Summer.
It is the only strongly rhizomatous Ehrharta species in New Zealand.
October, November, December, January
villosa: From Latin (villus) meaning shaggy or hairy.
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