1:81 (1753) Conservation Code: Not threatened Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia Name Status: Current Brief Description Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 22 November 1993. The plant sprouts readily from seed and baby grasses can be thinned to give the stronger plants room to grow. Lagurus ovatus L. Hare's Tail Grass Sp.Pl. 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 The fluffy white 12-24" tall x 10-12" wide. Another new annual for me this year will be Bunny Tail grass aka Lagurus ovatus. Annual, grass-like or herb, 0.1-0.3 m high. Bunny tail grass (Lagurus ovatus) is a small ornamental grass that is native to the Mediterranean area. Fl. Lagurus ovatus. Torpedograss is one of the most serious weeds in Florida. 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. Bunny Tail Grass is one of the few annual plants that offer year-round beauty. Ligule 1.4-2.6 mm, membranous, truncate, abaxially densely pubescent. How to Grow Bunny Tail Grasses. white/other, Aug to Dec or Mar (occasionally). White, grey, brown or black sand. The leaves of Lagurus are about 10 cm long. Nonnative to Florida FISC Category 1 Invasive. This grass forms low growing (under 24-inch) , rounded clumps. North of zone 8, it is grown as an annual but it will readily reseed in your garden. The plant is only hardy in zones 8 – 10. Introduction: 1920 (agriculture. Lagurus ovatus L. Jump to: Distribution Maps | Sources. The flowers produced July through September are remarkably like the white tails of little rabbits. Cut these for long-lasting texture in dried arrangements. 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. It grows in or near shallow waters forming monocultures where it can quickly displace native vegetation. Origin: Old World. It self seeds but is not invasive. Species Overview. As Lagurus grows compactly in nature it so can be used as part of a garden border. They carry silky inflorescences atop 30 cm long stems that bloom in the summer. The Lagurus genus only contains one grass species, an ornamental grass that goes under the common names of Rabbit-tail grass and Hare's Tail. Lagurus ovatus, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list or law. 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