Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Chloris
Family: Poaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Grass & Restios
Group : Plant

SPECIES
virgata
NOTES

An annual grass to 80 cm, which roots at the lower nodes. The green or blue-green, flattened leaves have a distinct midrib and rough margin. The leaf sheaths are compressed and keeled. Fast growing and palatable but low leaf yield.


AUTHORITY
Swartz
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: 4-5 feathery spikes digitately arranged in one whorl at the apex of the culm. Spikelets hairy, flattened and black when ripe with two awns
Colour: Green
Notes: Black when mature
Colour: Black
Common Name
Feathered chloris
Witpluim chloris
Hay grass
Oldlandgrass
Sweetgrass
Whitegrass
Kwasgras
Paardgras
Habitat
NOTES: Prefers disturbed areas particularly where water accumulates after rain. Can become a weed in gardens and lands
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Rheumatism treatments
Roots and leaves are boiled to make a bath
Cold treatments
Roots and leaves are boiled to make a bath
Months
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
Synonyms for Species
Chloris elegans



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