Taxon  Report   6133    
Pennisetum setaceum  (Forssk.) Chiov.
Crimson fountaingrass,  Fountaingrass
Pennisetum setaceum
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
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Pennisetum setaceum
© 2018 James Bailey
Pennisetum setaceum
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Pennisetum setaceum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Pennisetum setaceum
© 2015 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pennisetum ruppelii
PLANTS: Phalaris setacea
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).