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Cenchrus ciliaris

Buffelgrass, zacate buffel

Cenchrus ciliaris
Cenchrus ciliaris
Cenchrus ciliaris

Life form2, 3: grass, perennial
Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, other disturbed areas, fields
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: sheathing
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: grasslike or linear
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: green and purple
Flowering period2: Spring and summer
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Poaceae (grass family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Gramineae (grass family)
Synonym(s)1: Pennisetum ciliare
Status: introduced,highly invasive,locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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