Ornamental bunny tail grass can be grown in most USDA zones in the United States, but it does best in the southern states in zones 8-11. Habit: grass Description: "Softly hairy, erect, tufted annuals, 6-80 cm, with velvety greyish green leaves and erect to nodding, soft, silky, rounded panicles.Leaf-sheath densely pubescent, rounded, firmly membranous, distinctly ribbed; uppermost sheath ± inflated. Bunny Tail Grass (Lagurus ovatus) just might be the most adorable plant we offer. 1:81 (1753) Conservation Code: Not threatened Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia Name Status: Current Brief Description Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 22 November 1993. Fl. White, grey, brown or black sand. Ligule 1.4-2.6 mm, membranous, truncate, abaxially densely pubescent. Torpedograss is one of the most serious weeds in Florida. The leaves of Lagurus are about 10 cm long. Nonnative to Florida FISC Category 1 Invasive. Lagurus ovatus L. Jump to: Distribution Maps | Sources. As Lagurus grows compactly in nature it so can be used as part of a garden border. North of zone 8, it is grown as an annual but it will readily reseed in your garden. This grass forms low growing (under 24-inch) , rounded clumps. Cut these for long-lasting texture in dried arrangements. This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list or law. Not listed in NEMBA legislation, however it is troublesome and can smother and out compete other natural vegetation, however it doesn’t pose a problem where it occurs in the Reserve, so it will not be removed. Annual, grass-like or herb, 0.1-0.3 m high. This is a warm season grass but performs well in summer in cooler zones. Lagurus ovatus. white/other, Aug to Dec or Mar (occasionally). Bunny Tail Grass is one of the few annual plants that offer year-round beauty. They carry silky inflorescences atop 30 cm long stems that bloom in the summer. The plant is only hardy in zones 8 – 10. How to Grow Bunny Tail Grasses. Genus Lagurus is an annual grass with linear leaves and spike-like ovoid flowering panicles which are good for drying Details L. ovatus forms a tuft of narrow, arching leaves, with slender stems bearing dense ovoid flower-heads, at first pale green, later pale buff to cream It self seeds but is not invasive. Bunny tail grass (Lagurus ovatus) is a small ornamental grass that is native to the Mediterranean area. Grows in disturbed places usually in sandy soil and often in the shade of trees. It is also known as hare’s-tail. The plant sprouts readily from seed and baby grasses can be thinned to give the stronger plants room to grow. Species Overview. Another new annual for me this year will be Bunny Tail grass aka Lagurus ovatus. The flowers produced July through September are remarkably like the white tails of little rabbits. It grows in or near shallow waters forming monocultures where it can quickly displace native vegetation. 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