Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
napier grass, elephant grass
Unknown, Minor problem species
Origin: East Africa
Growth Form: Graminoid
Plant Description: robust rhizomatous perennial, forming large clumps, 1-4m tall. The inflorescence is a cylindrical, spike-like panicle of purple flowers, moderately dense, plumose, erect or pendulous.
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Control: glyphosate

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The Weeds Society of Western Australia

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