kikuyugrass USDA PLANTS Symbol: PECL2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): Kikuyu grass

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Plant(s); Sod
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
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Root(s); Sod roots
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s); collar and sheath.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Grain is 1.5-2.5 mm in length
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Caryopses in dorsal view (top) and ventral view (bottom)
Julia Scher, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Spikelet(s); A,B, Spikelet(s) enclosed in leaf sheaths ; C-E, spikelets
Julia Scher, USDA APHIS PPQ, 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:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)



Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998