buffelgrass USDA PLANTS Symbol: PECI
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): buffelgrass, anjangrass, African foxtail
Native Range: (NRCS)

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Plant(s); plant.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); inflorescence.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s); collar and sheath.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Spikelet(s); Three fascicles containing spikelet clusters subtended by whorls of bristles.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Spikelet(s); Disseminule (a fascicle) with some bristles removed to show the three spikelets.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Floret(s); Floret in ventral view.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Caryopsis in ventral view.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, 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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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Chiricahua National Monument (Arizona)
Organ Pipe National Monument (Arizona)



Invasive Listing Sources:
Eric Ulaszek, U.S. Forest Service, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois
Jackie Poole, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (personal communication)
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998