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Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov.

Synonyms

Pennisetum cupreum, Pennisetum erythraeum, Pennisetum macrostachyon, Pennisetum macrostachyum, Pennisetum numidicum, Pennisetum orientale, Pennisetum parisii, Pennisetum phalaroides, Pennisetum ruppellii, Pennisetum scoparium, Pennisetum spectabile, Pennisetum tiberiadis, Phalaris setacea

Common names

Fountain Grass

Extract from Wikipedia article

Pennisetum setaceum, commonly known as Fountain Grass, is a C4 perennial bunch grass that is native to open, scrubby habitats in East Africa, tropical Africa, Middle East and SW Asia. It has been introduced to many parts of the world as an ornamental plant. It is drought-tolerant, grows fast, reaches 3 feet in height, and has many purple, plumose flower spikes.

LinkFountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) near Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, October 20, 2014
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkPlumose flower spikes of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
Location on mapsAl Markhiya Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkOrnamental plant of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
Location on mapsAl Markhiya Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted near HBKU Research Complex in Education City. Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2016
LinkFountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBack lit fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkSpikes of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkClumps of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkPurple variety of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016
LinkPurple spike of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016
LinkFountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Al Istiqlal. Doha, Qatar, May 4, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar

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