Local Name: Jerga grass, Blue stem, Marvel grass
It grows to a height of 70- 90 cm during monsoon when it covers all types of weeds. The average yield of the grass is 500-600 quintals per hectare in 4-5 cuttings. The grass is normally propagated by root stumps.
Jerga grass is maintenance quality roughage containing 7-9% protein and 35% crude fibre at the flowering stage. After the well known doob, this grass is very much relished by the horses.