This tufted bunchgrass has erect or spreading stems. Panicles are dense, cylindrical, and 2 to 4 inches long. Bristles of the burs are purplish (white when immature) and fused together at the base. In South Texas it is often seeded after mechanical brush control and also grows as a weed in pastures.
Buffelgrass is a perennial, warm-season, introduced – 20 to 40 inches tall.
Good grazing for livestock. Poor grazing for wildlife.
Prefers sandy soils and disturbed sites. Native to India and Africa.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found. You can also view a clickable map.
Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)