Foxtail Grass


Name: Foxtail Grass

Scientific name: Cenchrus ciliaris

Type: Grass

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Nature Reserves: Irkaya

Size: 10 - 50 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Perennial grass. Flowering. Apr. Status: Native. Very common. Also recorded: Bahrain, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional to abundant or locally dominant in moderately compact sand or silt, especially in rocky areas and often around inhabited areas and farmland. Uses: Described by Mandaville as ‘useful fodder grass’.