Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov.
fountain grass
Poaceae

This bunchgrass is a noxious weed, crowding out other herbs and seedlings. It is a fire-stimulated grass which carries intense fires throughout its range. The seeds are dispersed by wind. Any attempt to evaluate its potential for biological control will be undoubtedly opposed by the sugar industry.

It is present on all major islands with the major infestation on the Kona side of Hawai'i.


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