Cenchrus ciliaris

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Related to Bufflegrass: Pennisetum ciliare
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Noun1.Cenchrus ciliaris - erect tussock-forming perennial bur grass used particularly in South Africa and Australia for pasture and forage
bur grass, burgrass - a grass of the genus Cenchrus
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californicus in Sonora along transects that sampled both bufflegrass (Pennisetum ciliare) pastures and native vegetation (Alcala-Galvan and MirandaZarazua, 2012).
Indian marsh fleabane (Pluchea indica), and bufflegrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) dominating the landscape.
One of the worst problems was the accidental spread into the Sonoran Desert, including Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, of African bufflegrass, doubtless from Texas where the noxious weed was brought in during 1940 for grazing cattle, goats, and sheep.
The canopy species, Texas paloverde (Cercidium texanum) and bufflegrass (Cenchrus ciliaris), accounted for the largest departures from random for the spatial distribution of bladderpods.
Bufflegrass (Pennisetum ciliare), a perennial bunch grass from Africa introduced as cattle feed, has been planted in rangelands in Texas, occupies more than 2 million acres in Sonora, Mexico, and is invading other desert lands in Arizona expansion to the north and into higher elevations has been limited by winter cold.