Grass Varieties in South Africa

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There is more to grass than your normal garden grass varieties in South Africa - although grass is the most common, overlooked plant in the world, it is surprisingly unique.

There are various species that grow in the ecosystems of South Africa, that play an important role in the balance of an animal's’ diet and other plant growth. SouthAfrica.co.za explores all the grass species that thrive in different regions of the country, from stinking grass to creeping bristle grass.

Red Grass

Red grass reaches a length of up to 1.5 m with leaf blades of 8 mm. It is a tufted perennial. Its inflorescence is a false panicle, hanging downward with spikes formed in a V-shape. During summer the grass is palatable...more