Taxon  Report   8690    
Pennisetum glaucum  (L.) R. Br.
Pearl millet
Pennisetum glaucum, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is not native to California.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cenchrus americanus
PLANTS: Panicum americanum
PLANTS: Pennisetum americanum
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More information about  Pennisetum glaucum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Aug 21, 2019).