Timothy grass is called cattail grass, timothy grass and echelon grass in rural areas. It is a perennial weed, which usually grows on the roadside or in the field. Timothy is a perennial herb, which can survive for 10 ~ 15 years. It has the advantages of rapid growth, low reproduction cost and high utilization value. The mature Timothy can be eaten by rabbits, mules and donkeys.
Timothy grass is a perennial sparse clump herb of the genus cattail in Gramineae. The plant is tall, rich in leaves, large leaves, high and stable grass yield. It is native to the temperate zone of Europe and Asia. It is cultivated in Europe and America. It is listed as an important forage in the former Soviet Union.
It is planted in Northeast, North and northwest provinces of China, but the area is small at present. It is a cold season grass and grows in bundles. The grass is long, compact and cylindrical. The blade is large and contains a slender tongue. There is a white film at the bottom of the blade and grooves on each side. Hay has relatively wide blade like leaves. The color is usually soft green or grayish green or brownish green.
Timothy grass has a large yield, grows faster and has many leaves. It was planted as an important forage in the former Soviet Union. Because of its high fiber and low protein characteristics, Timothy is very suitable to be the main grass of rabbits. The cellulose in the grass can help accelerate the peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract, help rabbits grind their teeth while eating, and prevent problems such as urinary calculi and overweight.