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Caterpillar Grass

Harpochloa falx

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Caterpillar Grass Overview

The caterpillar grass, Harpochloa falx, is a wonderful garden plant, which forms neat, dark green tussocks which persist throughout the year and produce unusual 'toothbrush' flowers in summer. This species, in common with a number of other indigenous tufted grasses, provides a perfect foil for many South African plants such as aloes, agapanthus and red hot pokers. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape.