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:

 

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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image of Cenchrus setaceus, Tender Fountaingrass

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

        

image of Cenchrus setaceus, Tender Fountaingrass

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.

image of Cenchrus setaceus, Tender Fountaingrass

JK Marlow    jkm0409d_26

September    Greenville County    SC