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Pennisetum
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Pennisetum (feather grass)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pennisetum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • feather grass
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation. USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation. USA.
Copyright©John M. Randall/The Nature Conservancy/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation. USA.
InfestationPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation. USA.©John M. Randall/The Nature Conservancy/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit - plant with inflorescences.
TitleHabit
CaptionPennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit - plant with inflorescences.
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit - plant with inflorescences.
HabitPennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit - plant with inflorescences.©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit and foliage.
TitleHabit and foliage
CaptionPennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit and foliage.
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit and foliage.
Habit and foliagePennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); habit and foliage.©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation, in a wash. USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation, in a wash. USA.
Copyright©John M. Randall/The Nature Conservancy/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation, in a wash. USA.
InfestationPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); infestation, in a wash. USA.©John M. Randall/The Nature Conservancy/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0
Roadside area in Puerto Rico infested by Pennisetum purpureum
TitleHabit
CaptionRoadside area in Puerto Rico infested by Pennisetum purpureum
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Roadside area in Puerto Rico infested by Pennisetum purpureum
HabitRoadside area in Puerto Rico infested by Pennisetum purpureum©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); flowering spikes. Puu Kole, Hawaii, USA. July 2004.
TitleFlowering spikes
CaptionPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); flowering spikes. Puu Kole, Hawaii, USA. July 2004.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); flowering spikes. Puu Kole, Hawaii, USA. July 2004.
Flowering spikesPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); flowering spikes. Puu Kole, Hawaii, USA. July 2004.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); close-up of inflorescence.
TitleInflorescence
CaptionPennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); close-up of inflorescence.
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); close-up of inflorescence.
InflorescencePennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); close-up of inflorescence.©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); detail of inflorescence.
TitleInflorescence
CaptionPennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); detail of inflorescence.
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); detail of inflorescence.
InflorescencePennisetum purpureum (elephant grass); detail of inflorescence.©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); inflorescences, habit. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. September 2009.
TitleInflorescences
CaptionPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); inflorescences, habit. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. September 2009.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); inflorescences, habit. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. September 2009.
InflorescencesPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); inflorescences, habit. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. September 2009.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); spikelet. Disseminule with some bristles removed to reveal spikelet cluster. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
TitleSpikelet
CaptionPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); spikelet. Disseminule with some bristles removed to reveal spikelet cluster. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Copyright©D. Walters and C. Southwick/Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID/USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); spikelet. Disseminule with some bristles removed to reveal spikelet cluster. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
SpikeletPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); spikelet. Disseminule with some bristles removed to reveal spikelet cluster. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA©D. Walters and C. Southwick/Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID/USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); close-up of seedhead. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. July 2016.
TitleSeedhead
CaptionPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); close-up of seedhead. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. July 2016.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); close-up of seedhead. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. July 2016.
SeedheadPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); close-up of seedhead. Green Cay Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA. July 2016.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); active management, by hand pulling. Kahoolawe, Lua Kealialalo, Hawaii, USA. May 2005.
TitleActive management
CaptionPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); active management, by hand pulling. Kahoolawe, Lua Kealialalo, Hawaii, USA. May 2005.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); active management, by hand pulling. Kahoolawe, Lua Kealialalo, Hawaii, USA. May 2005.
Active managementPennisetum setaceum (fountain grass); active management, by hand pulling. Kahoolawe, Lua Kealialalo, Hawaii, USA. May 2005.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pennisetum

Preferred Common Name

  • feather grass

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Borstenhirse

EPPO code

  • PESSS (Pennisetum sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Pennisetum