Cenchrus setaceus

Cenchrus setaceus

Image of Pennisetum setaceaum

(Fountain Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Cenchrus setaceus was Pennisetum setaceum

Common name(s)

Fountain Grass (CLASS 3)

Flower colour; life form

Grass, 20-150 cm tall.

Distinguishing features

Ligule a fringe of hairs; leaves flat to 30 cm long and 1-3 mm wide. Inflorescence to 30 cm long, purple, involucre of hairs subtending spikelet which is on a short stalk.

Pennisetum setaceum