Bristle Grass


Name: Bristle Grass

Scientific name: Pennisetum divisum

Type: Grass

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 50 - 100 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Perennial grass. Flowering. Apr–May. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Frequent to abundant on sand sheets, drifting sand and small dunes, especially in S Qatar. Uses: Batanouny remarks that it is grazed, but not preferred by animals. The species has potential to be used as a sand dune fixer (El Amin).

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