Taxon  Report   6134    
Pennisetum villosum  R. Br. ex Fresen.
Pennisetum villosum
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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Pennisetum villosum
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Pennisetum villosum
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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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
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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).