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Eragrostis caroliniana is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe to Eastern N. America.
Sandy shores, ditches and disturbed habitats, mainly on sandy soils[
Succeeds in any good loam or humus-rich soil in a sunny position[
Seed - ground into a flour and used as a cereal[
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
The seed can also be sown in situ in mid to late spring, though in a cool summer it may fail to ripen many seeds[