Eragrostis annulata is a loosely clump-forming, anual grass with ascending, branched or unbranched culms up to 40 cm tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southern Africa - Angola, Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.
Found on a range of soil types, especially on sandy, stony or calcareous soils where the groundwater table is high, and in disturbed locations[
The plant has an unpleasant smell[
]. Eaten as a cereal[
]. The seed is small and fiddly to utilize - it is most commonly seen as a famine food, used when nothing better is available[
Seed - sow in situ, only just covering the seed. Germination is usually very quick and free.
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