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Anthephora pubescens

Wool grass, also known as Bottle brush grass, is a summer growing perennial forage crop. Plants are tufted and have a positive leaf/stem ratio.


Wool grass is very drought tolerant. This grass is best adapted to areas where the annual rainfall is between 250 mm and 650 mm.

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  • 3 to 6 t DM/ha/season
    Depending on environmental conditions and management

  • High quality perennial species

  • Adapted to nutrient poor / sandy soils

  • Drought tolerant

  • Extremely palatable, high utilization

  • Good seed production

  • Fluffy seeds can be difficult to sow

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