Cenchrus ciliaris

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Synonyms for Cenchrus ciliaris

erect tussock-forming perennial bur grass used particularly in South Africa and Australia for pasture and forage

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Forty-eight (11.7%) of the 412 observations occurred in mesquite bosques or thornscrub with retired farmlands and bufflegrass pastures constituting 23 (5.6%) of the observations.
Although this hare may forage in areas opened up for agriculture or bufflegrass pasture, large irrigated fields were avoided, especially those subject to "clean farming" practices.
To exacerbate the problem, bufflegrass re-sprouts rapidly following fires, even spreading more rapidly by means of underground runners.
Bufflegrass appeared to dominate a considerable portion of an adjacent privately-owned area where Zapata bladderpods were also present.
The perennial bufflegrass can carry tire during any dry period.
Importance values revealed that the five most important species at burrows were honey mesquite, bufflegrass, Lehmann lovegrass, granjeno, and fall witchgrass (Digitaria cognata), while at random sites the five most important species were Lehmann lovegrass, honey mesquite, hairy grama, threeawn (Aristida), and hogplum (Table 3).
Spittlebug and bufflegrass response to summer fires in Mexico.
The perennial bufflegrass can carry fire during any dry period.
Grasses included big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), yellow indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), bufflegrass (Cenchrus ciliaris), and King Ranch bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum).
The most-threatening invasive plants currently are bufflegrass (Pennisetum ciliare), King Ranch bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum), Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense), and Lehmann lovegrass.