Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2003

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Waif(s)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer

FRUIT:
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pennisetum alopecuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinese Fountaingrass


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image of Cenchrus purpurascens

JK Marlow    jkm081110_038

November    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

Plants 0.3-1.2m tall, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cenchrus purpurascens

JK Marlow    jkm081110_039

November    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

Softly bristly panicles 8-15cm long; bristles of the fascicles to 2cm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.