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Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov.
Fountaingrass

Pennisetum setaceum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Africa; cultivated and sometimes naturalizing elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Pennisetum setaceum available from :

Pennisetum setaceum has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tigertail Beach County Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Pennisetum setaceum has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

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

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Pennisetum setaceum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Pennisetum setaceum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Pennisetum setaceum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer