Cenchrus ciliaris

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Cenchrus ciliaris

a grass of the family Poaceae; called also buffel grass. Ingestion of this grass plant by horses can cause osteodystrophia fibrosa because most of the calcium in the grass is in the form of oxalate crystals and unavailable for absorption. In very lush pasture can cause acute oxalate poisoning in sheep, but only if they are very hungry.
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Although this hare may forage in areas opened up for agriculture or bufflegrass pasture, large irrigated fields were avoided, especially those subject to "clean farming" practices.
The perennial bufflegrass can carry tire during any dry period.
Importance values revealed that the five most important species at burrows were honey mesquite, bufflegrass, Lehmann lovegrass, granjeno, and fall witchgrass (Digitaria cognata), while at random sites the five most important species were Lehmann lovegrass, honey mesquite, hairy grama, threeawn (Aristida), and hogplum (Table 3).