Pennisetum alopecuroides

Pennisetum alopecuroides

  • Pennisetum alopecuroides
  • Pennisetum alopecuroides
  • Flower name
    Pennisetum alopecuroides
  • Scientific name
    Pennisetum alopecuroides
  • Alias
  • 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.


  • Order
    Poales
  • Family
    Poaceae
  • Genus
    Pennisetum
  • Species
    P. alopecuroides
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 70.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.1 ~ 0.2 cm

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