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Cenchrus setaceus

Fountain Grass

Cenchrus setaceus
Cenchrus setaceus

Life form2, 3: grass, perennial
Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, other disturbed areas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: sheathing
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: grasslike or linear
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: green
Flowering period2: Spring and summer
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Poaceae (grass family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Gramineae (grass family)
Synonym(s)1: Pennisetum setaceum, Pennisetum ruppelii
Status: introduced,highly invasive,locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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