Calflora
Taxon  Report   10187 
Pennisetum ciliare  (L.) Link
Buffelgrass
Pennisetum ciliare
© 2013 Keir Morse
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Pennisetum ciliare
© 2013 Keir Morse
Pennisetum ciliare
© 2013 Keir Morse
Pennisetum ciliare, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Pennisetum ciliare
© 2013 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
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ICPN + PLANTS: Pennisetum ciliare var. ciliare
ICPN + PLANTS: Cenchrus ciliaris
More information about  Pennisetum ciliare
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PECI)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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