- Latin Name
- Hyparrhenia filipendula
- It offers palatable grazing early in the season, but its palatability decreases as the grass matures. It is slightly more palatable than other thatching grasses (Hyparrhenia species), however. It is a good thatching grass.
- Fine Thatching Grass is a perennial that is up to 2 m tall. Fine Thatching Grass is a perennial grass. Utilization of this grass is by all tall-grass feeders. Pairs of raceme have one or two long, thin, brown awns. Racemes are short and are borne in pairs; they are light in colour and are usually taller than surrounding grasses.
- Fine thatching grass is mostly found in bushveld regions, but also in open grassland. It is found in all types of soil. In areas with a low rainfall it grows in damp places. It is often found on roadsides.
- November – April in South Africa