- Latin Name
- Cenchrus ciliaris
- It is a good grazing grass with a high leaf production and palatability. The palatability, however, decreases as the plant matures. Foxtail Buffalo Grass is, however, difficult to establish in clay soil, but once established, grows well.
- Length up to 1 m. Tufted perennial with 8 mm leaf blades. Inflorescence is a dense cylindrical spike. This type of grass is palatable and is favoured by grazing herbivores. The spikelets are surrounded by many wavy bristles which arise from a short stalk.
- Foxtail Buffalo Grass grows in dry, warm parts. It grows in all types of soil, but mostly in sandy soil and other well drained soil types. Can be found growing in the Northern Province and the Kruger National Park.
- August - April.