- Latin Name
- Setaria sphacelata var. torta
- It is a palatable grass that is well grazed. It produces a relatively low leaf yield, however. The rhizomes make creeping bristle grass an excellent grass to protect disturbed soil, on which it often grows, from soil erosion.
- The Creeping Bristle Grass grows up to a height of 0,5 m and is short, perennial creeping, or sometimes a tufted, grass. Rhizomes are short. Leaves are mostly concentrated at the base.
- Granitic, well-drained soils; important in soil conservation as it forms runners which bind the soil. It occurs throughout tropical Africa.
- September - March