Cenchrus ciliaris (weed)

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Author(s): Forest & Kim Starr
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Cenchrus ciliaris (weed) L. - (buffelgrass)

The grass is native to Asia and Africa and has been introduced into several regions as a forage grass or for soil stabilization. It is now widely distributed and is considered an invasive weed in several areas because it replaces native vegetation. It is mainly found in semi-arid environments and can spread quickly after fire.

Synonyms:
Pennisetum ciliare

For details see the respective page in BugwoodWiki.