Calflora
Taxon  Report   10189    
Pennisetum purpureum  Schumach.
Elephant grass
Pennisetum purpureum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cenchrus purpureus
More information about  Pennisetum purpureum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PEPU2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Consortium of California Herbaria


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2019).