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Curly-mesquite is a native, warm-season, and stoloniferous perennial grass (it reproduces primarily from stolons). Leaf blades are flat, curly, short, and grow 4 to 12 inches tall and is often confused with buffalograss. Curly-mesquite is grazed by cattle, horses, sheep, goats, antelope, and deer and cures well for winter grazing. The grass is able to tolerate heavy grazing and even tends to increase under long term abuse. In such situations, curly-mesquite will commonly be one one of the last desirable grasses remaining.