elephant grass USDA PLANTS Symbol: PEPU2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): bokso, herbe elephant, merker grass, napier grass, puk-soh
Native Range: Africa (GRIN);

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Plant(s); Inflorescences
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); with Melinus
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Dan Clark, USDI National Park Service, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Habitat view Haleakala
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s);
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; Pubescent leaf collars
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s); Pubescent leaf collar
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Dan Clark, USDI National Park Service, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, 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:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007