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Sonoran Desert Plants
Cenchrus setaceus (Fountain Grass)

Ajo Peak at Night

 



 Cenchrus setaceus

 Cenchrus setaceus

 Cenchrus setaceus

 Cenchrus setaceus

 Cenchrus setaceus

 Cenchrus setaceus

Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas, other disturbed areas
Life Form: grass,perennial
Leaf Description: grasslike leaves
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: Spring and summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Poaceae (grass family)
Abundance: introduced,highly invasive,locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 6. Poaceae - Grass Family. Phytoneuron 2014-35, 1-139 page 45 (13.8 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Cenchrus setaceus (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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