Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cenchrus setaceus (Forsskål) Morrone. Tender Fountaingrass. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Native of e. Mediterranean Europe. Reported as an introduction in FL, TN, and KY (Wipff in FNA 2003a). Well established in Florida, spreading widely from landscape plantings initially, but then moving at distance.

Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa

Syn: = FlGr, K3, K4, Chemisquy et al (2010), Verloove (2012); = Pennisetum setaceum – ETx1, FNA25, HC, K1, WH3; > Cenchrus advena – FlGr, K4; > Cenchrus setaceus – K4

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