Big Cenchrus (Cenchrus myosuroides)

Origin: Native to North America
Use: Perennial, warm season, native grass that provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock.
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Plant Description:
General   
Life Span  Perennial
Growth Form  tall, erect to spreading, simple
Management:
Seeding Rate  40" Rows:  Broadcast:   
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Soil texture  Sandy: 
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Cold Tolerance: High
General  Provides fair grazing for wildlife; good grazing for livestock.
ID Features: This 36- to 60-inch tall bunchgrass has smooth stout stems growing from a decumbent base. The inflorescence is 2 to 6 inches long with each spikelet as a one-flowered bur with the bristle united at the base. The outer bristles are shorter, the inner as long as the spikelet.
Special Notes:
Another common name is Big Sandbur.