Melinis repens

Melinis repens
Melinis repens
Melinis repens

Common names: Natal red top (English). 
Botanical name: Melinis repens

Melinis repens, also known as Natal red top, is a visually appealing and hardy grass requiring minimal maintenance, with vibrant red inflorescences in spring to late summer. This short-lived perennial controls soil erosion, attracting birds for both feeding and nesting. Melinis repens is easily grown from seed.

Uses & Benefits: medicine, phyto-remediation, pot plant

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Family: Poaceae
Type: grass
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Plant-animal interactions: bees, birds
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