September - October
Erect grass from a short rhizome. Leaves flat, 3 dm long by 2-5 mm wide, and are primarily at the base or sometimes along the lower stem. The inflorescence is a contracted, green to brown or purple panicle. Anthaenantia villosa also grows throughout the southern Coastal Plain, usually on dryer sites than A. rufa. It can be distinguished from A. rufa by its green spikelets and hairs on its leaf margins.
Foliage is palatable and nutritious, but its grazing value is limited due to its lack of abundance.
Sandhills and pinelands.