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Red Natal Grass

Melinis repens


Melinis repens is a species of grass known by the common names rose Natal grass, or simply Natal grass, and Natal redtop. It is native to southern Africa but it is well known on other continents, including North America and Australia, as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It is an annual or perennial grass which may grow up to a meter tall, its growth rate dependent on temperature. The inflorescence is an open array of branches bearing spikelets which are densely coated in silky white or pink hairs.


Pretty grass growing in an open lot in an urban neighborhood.

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Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 11 years ago
Red Natal Grass
Melinis repens Melinis repens

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 16, 2012
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012

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