Pennisetum setaceum

Common Name(s): fountaingrass

Non-Native to Florida

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).



1. 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 Publication # SP 257. 2008.