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Pennisetum polystachion (L.) J.A. Schultes
West Indian pennisetum, Missiongrass

Pennisetum polystachion
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 2(2): fasicle 72, t. 42 (1877) [J. Huegel & J.C. Doell]

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Pennisetum polystachion has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized

Pennisetum polystachion has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized

Pennisetum polystachion has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Pennisetum polystachion
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 2(2): fasicle 72, t. 42 (1877) [J. Huegel & J.C. Doell]