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Feathertop - introduced (*Pennistem villosum)

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feathertop feathertop

Native to Africa. Perennial. C4.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Other names. Long-style Feather-grass.


The bristly white flower clusters are distinctive.

Sometimes grown as an ornamental grass. Most occurrences are on nature strips or similar places.

villosum: shaggy.

Photos 1: A spikelet with bristles. 2: Flower spray (a dense contracted panicle). 3: In a nature strip. Castlemaine. 4. Flower spray with anthers.