Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult., Mant. 2: 146 1824. (Syn: Cenchrus polystachios (L.) Morrone ….; Gymnotrix geniculata Schult. ….; Panicum alopecuros Lam. ….; Pennisetum arvense Pilg. ….; Pennisetum polystachyum (L.) Schult.; Setaria cenchroides (Rich.) Roem. & Schult. ….);
Height : 1-2 feet approx.,
Habitat : foot hills,
Date: 08 Nov 2008
Location: Near Mukkali, Silent Valley, Kerala
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week : Poaceae » Pennisetum sp. from Pimpri-Chinchwad : VG-02 : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please help me for identifying this species : (mixed thread): 1 correct image as above. Attachments (1).
Please help me for identifying this species collected from Kottayam district of Kerala (mixed thread): 1 correct image as above. Attachments (1).
Pennisetum polystachyon. This is found in inflorescence colours varying from yellow to red, probably due to hybridisation with Pennisetum pedicellatum.
Grass For ID : Backwaters,Kerala : 110314 : AK-16 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 2 authors.
Definately a Setaria sp.
Pennisetum polystachyon – A common grass found all along Kerala.
Grass for ID – 201214 – RK : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
At Lalbagh Lake, Bangalore – 14/12/2014
This has been id’d as Pennisetum setaceum by … on Indian Flora
It seems to be Pennisetum polystachion
Wild Grass : Bangalore : 130618 : AK-9 : 13 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild grass seen near a lake in April.
Pl. check species available at Setaria
efi page at Setaria viridis with images
Pennisetum purpureum ?
Thanks for suggested id. I had suggested Pennisetum too in my initial post. This was growing wild, not cultivated.
Yes it is Pennisetum polystachyon
ornamental grass :: Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad :: 15 NOV 19 : 9 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.
Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad
Date: November 15, 2019 … Altitude: about 980 m (3,200 ft) asl
These pictures are taken just for sake of capturing the beauty of grass. Not requesting ID, because photos do not cover required aspects.
Beautiful scene, appreciate it. still i will take a stab at naming it? one on the left: the fluffy one Muhlenbergia sp? though can also be part of Pennistemum group.
I know you did not want id. 🙂
Thanks … for the possible genera 🙂
I too thought of fountain grass … but on internet came across so many of Pennisetum spp. and their cultivars, I thought is better to label it simply as “ornamental grass” !!
In such cases, perhaps recognizing works better than identifying.
i had run into a lot of ornamental grasses in southern california over the decades but this year it was everywhere because of increasing use of xeriscaping plants for mass and color in roadsides and in avenue center dividers and now the grasses
i had run into a lot of ornamental grasses in southern california over the decades
but this year it was everywhere because of increasing use of xeriscaping plants for mass and color in roadsides and in avenue center dividers
and now the grasses are sprouting where they were never planted. they look very nice in slight breeze
Pennisetum polystachyon and Cymbopogon winterianus in the second picture
so my original spelling was incorrect. correct genus spelling is Pennisetum.
species ided by … is Pennisetum polystachyon
SK 2450 11 February 2020 : 6 posts by 2 authors. 3 images- 5 to 6 mb each.
Location: Koh Chang, Thailand
Date: 09 December 2019
Elevation : MSL
Habitat : Wild
Plants of Papua 5 – Grass:
Pennisetum sps ?
MS,Nov.,2021/32 Pennisetum sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Thenzawl
Date : 02-12-2016
Habit : Annual or perennial grass
Habitat : Cultivated/ Wild