Calflora
Taxon  Report   6134    
Pennisetum villosum  R. Br. ex Fresen.
Feathertop
Pennisetum villosum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pennisetum villosum
© 2001 CDFA
Pennisetum villosum
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Pennisetum villosum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Pennisetum villosum
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cenchrus longisetus
More information about  Pennisetum villosum
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PEVI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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