Pennisetum setaceum -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Pennisetum setaceum

Non-Native to Florida

Download a page (PDF 163 KB) from Identification and Biology of Nonnative Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas – Second Edition, by K.A. Langeland, H.M. Cherry, et al. University of Florida-IFAS Pub SP 257. 2008.

CATEGORY II on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's (FLEPPC) 2013 List of Invasive Plant Species


    Fountaingrass is found in disturbed sites of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, and Monroe county. It is native to Africa but escaped from cultivation. It blooms from summer to fall (Wunderlin, 2003).