Pennisetum setaceum   Purple Fountain-grass

Pennisetum setaceum whole

A native of Africa and Asia, P. setaceum is adapted to dry conditions and is found in scrub habitat. It has been adopted for ornamental use in parks and gardens but in Tenerife it has escaped and finds the climate quite suitable.

Pennisetum setaceum

Pennisetum setaceum Purple Fountain-grass

Coast near Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife 11th February 2009

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Pennisetum setaceum Purple Fountain-grass

Coast near Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife 11th February 2009

Added on 3rd March 2011

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