Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1872

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: eastern Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
SC Native Plant Society

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle pink or purple

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cenchrus setaceus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pennisetum setaceum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Pennisetum setaceum

 

COMMON NAME:
Tender Fountaingrass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pese3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0409d_13

September    Greenville County    SC

Pennisetum's spikelets are surrounded by an involucre of bristles, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm0409d_26

September    Greenville County    SC