Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov.
kikuyu grass
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: Tropical East Africa
Growth Form: Graminoid
Plant Description: rhizomatous or stoloniferous perennial that can form large colonies up to 2m tall. The inflorescences are hidden amongst the leaves, though, when in flower, kikuyu lawns may seem covered in spider threads of protruding filaments.
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NRCS Plants Database


Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950.

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