- Flower namePennisetum alopecuroides
- Scientific namePennisetum alopecuroides
- Place of originEast and Southeast Asia.
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October
- Language of flowersDivine
What is Pennisetum alopecuroides
Pennisetum alopecuroides or chikarashiba (scientific name:Pennisetum alopecuroides) is a perennial weed native to East and Southeast Asia. It grows in clumps along roadsides and in fields throughout Japan. It is 50 to 90 cm tall. The woody fine bearded roots are firmly established in the ground and are tough, making it difficult to pull out. The inflorescence is cylindrical, 10-15 cm long and resembles a brush. It is female and pre-mature. The bristles of the ear are purplish or green in color.
common name: Pennisetum alopecuroides', scientific namePennisetum alopecuroides, Origin: East to Southeast Asia; Environment: roadsides and fields, Leaf shape: linear, leaf length: 30-70 cm, leaf width: 5-6 cm, leaf color: green, Leaf color: green; inflorescence shape: cylindrical; inflorescence length: 10-15 cm; pinnae: ovate, Flowering season: August-October, fruiting season: November-December.