Bentspike Pennisetum

Bentspike PennisetumBentspike Fountaingrass

Pennisetum nervosum (Nees) Trin.

Family : Poaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Bentspike pennisetum is a tall grass which can reach a height of almost ten feet. A South American native, it can be found in moist soils, especially along rivers and streams of the South Texas Plains. The leaf blades are long and flat and about 1/4 inch across. The inflorescence is a long purple panicle with bristles. Bentspike pennisetum blooms during the summer and fall.

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