|Scientific Name||Cenchrus ciliaris (Pennisetum ciliare)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PECI|
|Common Name||Buffelgrass||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||40574|
|Description||Habitat: Disturbed sites, roadsides, abandoned land.
Plant: Perennial bunchgrass with erect stems 10 to 40 inches tall; forming thick mats or clumps.
Leaves: Leaf blades sheathed at base, linear, up to 3/8-inch wide, mostly flat and smooth to somewhat hairy; hairy ligule.
Inflorescence: Solitary spike on each stem, each 1 to 7-3/4 inches long with many spikelets; spikelets surrounded by spreading bristles, these 3/8 to 5/8-inch long, reddish-brown to purple.
Bloom Period: Spring to fall.
References: SEINet and ”Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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