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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For more images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below. 

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Escaping from cultivation from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

Other data on Pennisetum setaceum available from :


Pennisetum setaceum has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized




Pennisetum setaceum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
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