Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2038

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Africa & tropical Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cenchrus americanus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pennisetum glaucum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations in Cenchrus (Paniceae, Poaceae) in Europe and the Mediterranean area (Verloove, 2012)
Cenchrus spicatus

INCLUDING Steyermark's Flora of Missouri (Yatskievych, 1999)
Pennisetum americanum ssp. americanum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Setaria glauca

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-70-001:
Pennisetum glaucum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pearl Millet


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image of Cenchrus americanus, Pearl Millet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pegl2_001_lvd