Calflora
Taxon  Report   6133    
Pennisetum setaceum  (Forssk.) Chiov.
Crimson fountaingrass,  Fountaingrass
Pennisetum setaceum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Cal-IPC rating: Moderate
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Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum

Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pennisetum ruppelii
PLANTS: Phalaris setacea
More information about  Pennisetum setaceum

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2020).