- Latin Name
- Cymbopogon Plurinodes
- It is a poor grazing grass due to the essential oils which give the grass a bitter taste. It contains an essential oil with about 17 ingredients, piperitol and delta-nerolidol are three of the most important.
- Tufted perennial with 2 - 5 mm leaf blades. The inflorescence is a false panicle of up to eight paired spikes. The Narrow Turpentine Grass is unpalatable except when young.
- It grows in open grassland or open patches in bushveld regions. It grows in all soil types, but prefers heavier soils where it can form dominant stands. Can be found in the Northern Province and the Kruger National Park.
- October - May.