Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2521

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Africa
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

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:

FRUIT:
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 ciliaris   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pennisetum ciliare   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Pennisetum ciliare var. ciliare

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Buffelgrass


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Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5386204

Month Unknown        

Forms tussocks to 3' tall or mats, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5386205

Month Unknown        

Seedhead erect, cylindrical, 2.5-13cm, gray to purple to yellowish, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5386206

Month Unknown        

Leaves bluish-green 2-12" long, < 0.5" wide, with soft hairs on upper side, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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D. Walters & C. Southwick, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5466536

Month Unknown        

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D. Walters & C. Southwick, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5466537

Month Unknown        

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D. Walters & C. Southwick, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5466538

Month Unknown        

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D. Walters & C. Southwick, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5466539

Month Unknown