'Africa Grass Guide'

Guide to types of grass found in South Africa including common grass and wild grass varieties found in the bushveld.

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Cord Grass.

Cord Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Cord Grass I common in North and South America, parts of Europe and on the coast of West Africa but is thought to be an alien in Southern Africa species
Yellow Thatching Grass.

Yellow Thatching Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Tall, tufted perennial with 12 mm leaf blades. Length up to 3 m. Inflorescence are purplish-red with yellow awns. Leaf sheath has prominent auricles
Vlei Bristle Grass.

Vlei Bristle Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Vlei Bristle Grass is densely perennial tufted grass with short, thick rhizomes. Inflorescence is a dense, spike-like panicle, often with a sharp point
Stinking Grass.

Stinking Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: A perennial tufted grass with a spreading, shrub-like growth form (not erect). The leaves and inflorescences are aromatic when crushed. The leaves are
Spear Grass.

Spear Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Length up to 1 m. Spear Grass is a perennial and quite a fast-growing grass. Utilization is by most grazers. Inflorescence a single green raceme
Red Grass, Rooi Gras.

Red Grass, Rooi Gras


Africa Grass Guide Information: Length up to 1,5 m.A tufted perennial with 8 mm leaf blades. The inflorescence is a false panicle of drooping, V-shaped spikes. The grass is palatable in
Nine Awned Grass.

Nine Awned Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Length up to 1 m. The leaves and culms are covered with dense, velvety hairs. The inflorescence is a dense, hairy panicle leading to a sharp point, open
Narrow Leaved Turpentine Grass.

Narrow Leaved Turpentine Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: 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
LM Grass, Berea Grass.

LM Grass, Berea Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: LM Grass is a creeping perennial grass which thrives in shade and is the most popular lawn grass in south African gardens. The inflorescence has 2 or 3
Guinea Grass.

Guinea Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Guinea grass is a tufted perennial with 30 mm leaf blades. The inflorescence is an open panicle. The grass Is highly palatable and favoured by all
Foxtail Buffalo Grass.

Foxtail Buffalo Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: 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
Fine Thatching Grass.

Fine Thatching Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Length 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 has one or two
Creeping Bristle Grass.

Creeping Bristle Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: The Creeping Bristle Grass grows up to a height of 0,5 m. A short, perennial creeping grass, or sometimes a tufted grass. Rhizomes are short. Leaves are
Common Finger Grass.

Common Finger Grass


Africa Grass Guide Information: Length up to 1.8 m. Tufted perennial with 14 mm leaf blades. An inflorescence with 3 to 15 spikes, in one or two whorls, can be seen at the culm tip
Cats Tail.

Cats Tail


Africa Grass Guide Information: Uses : The inflorescence is sometimes used in flower arrangements. Due to the few leaves, it is seldom grazed. It is sometimes a weed in disturbed places
Curly Leaf.

Curly Leaf


Africa Grass Guide Information: Length up to 1 m. The Broad Curly Leaf is a perennial grass. Dry leaves are open and curled. Inflorescence is a panicle with the lower branches arranged
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