The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Curly Mesquite Grass

Latin Name:

Hilaria belangeri

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Entire Plant


Curly Mesquite Grass, also called Curlymesquite or Curly-mesquite is a species of grass and not related to mesquites, which are legumes. This grass is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States from Arizona to Texas. This grass is a good source of calcium, but depending on the season, can have a high amount of protein and should be fed in moderation.