fountaingrass USDA PLANTS Symbol: PENNI
U.S. Nativity:
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Pennisetum spp. L.C. Rich. ex Pers

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae

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Infestation; From northern Africa, is a fire-stimulated grass which is infamous for carrying intense fires through formerly barren lava flows of Hawaii island. Concerted efforts at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park have successfully kept it contained there for over 15 years. Vigilance has also checked its spread on the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai.
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Ornamental grass Pennisetum spp. in flower.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Fountain grass plants growing on a field in Colorado.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Field; Fountain grass plants growing on a field in Colorado.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008