African Lovegrass Resources

Can native grasses help to control African Lovegrass? - a series of articles by Dr. Ian Chivers, Native Seeds P/L

African Lovegrass article 1 - growth curves (PDF 124 KB)
African Lovegrass article 2 - cool season grasses (PDF 1,642 KB)
African Lovegrass article 3 - establishment (PDF 410 KB)

ALG distribution and options for control in the ACT

Southern ACT Catchment Group has produced the SACTCG African Lovegrass Survey Report (PDF 3,025 KB) by Sarah Sharp, with support and partnership from Ginninderra Catchment Group, Molonglo Catchment Group, ACT NRM Council, ACT Rural Landholders Association, the Concerned Residents of West Kambah (CRoWK) and the Australian Government’s Community Action Grants.

How the locals manage ALG - a placestory

Hear how a local landholder, native plant experts, Bush Heritage Australia, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council manage the scourge of the ACT/Monaro region – African Lovegrass

Poster and brochure

Southern ACT Catchment Group with support from a Community Action Grant has produced a poster (PDF 7,551 KB) and related brochure (PDF 5,506 KB) aimed at raising awareness of the threats associated with African Lovegrass and simple steps we can take to alleviate the problem. To obtain copies contact Steve Welch at

*African lovegrass plant drawing*


Thanks to Michael Bedingford for the image of the plant to help with identification. Click on the picture to view a more detailed image (3.31 MB)


A range of African lovegrass photos to help with identification

Fact Sheets

I&I NSW primefacts Fact Sheet:
African lovegrass management (PDF 198 KB)

Meat & Livestock Australia African Lovegrass Fact Sheet: (PDF 254 KB)

WA – Eastern Hills Landcare:

Landcare Notes: (PDF 2 MB) pages 4-6.

African Lovegrass in the ACT and nearby region

ALG Forum Final Report (PDF 1536 KB)

ACT Rural Landholders’ Association ALG Discussion Paper (PDF 68 KB)

African Lovegrass - MRC 1998

Southern Tablelands & South Coast Noxious Plants Committee:

African Lovegrass Research

Research paper on fertilising and grazing African lovegrass - available for free Wiley Online Library

Jennifer Firn’s research on fertilising and grazing African lovegrass

The Use of Flupropanate Products in the Management of African Love Grass (PDF 282 KB)

Other Websites

Kosciuszko 2 Coast ALG info at:

NSW Department of Primary Industries:

Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries:

SA Animal & Plant Control Commission: (PDF 95 KB)

Victorian Department of Primary Industries: (PDF 882 KB)

Weeds Australia:

Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment:

Informed Farmers:

Southern ACT Catchment Group working with Lovegrass

Living with Lovegrass

African Lovegrass Survey. The survey results are currently being collated. For further information contact Steve Welch at


African Lovegrass Case Studies (PDF 495 KB)