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זיפנוצה זיפנית (PENNISETUM SETACEUM) הוא בן שיח עשבוני, ממשפחת הדגניים. אופי עלוה וצבע הפריחה ורוד ובתור כזה משמש לקישוט.משתלות גבעת ברנר

מהויקיפדיה האנגלית[עריכה | עריכת קוד מקור]

Pennisetum setaceum, commonly known as Fountain Grass, is a C4 perennial bunch grass that is native to open, scrubby habitats in East Africa, tropical Africa, Middle East and SW Asia. It has been introduced to many parts of the world as an ornamental plant. It is drought-tolerant, grows fast, reaches 3 feet in height, and has many purple, plumose flower spikes.

Environmental threat[עריכה | עריכת קוד מקור]

Fountain Grass has been introduced to Tenerife,[1] Sicily, Sardinia, southern Spain, Australia,[2] South Africa, Hawaii, the Western United States,[3] California, and southern Florida. It thrives in warmer, drier areas and threatens many native species, with which it competes very effectively as an invasive species. It also tends to increase the risk of intense wildfires, to which it is well adapted, thus posing a further threat to certain native species.

Horticulture[עריכה | עריכת קוד מקור]

Various species and cultivars are grown as ornamental grasses for horticulture and landscape use, such as Red Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum var. rubrum), as perennial bunch grasses.


External links[עריכה | עריכת קוד מקור]

הערות שוליים[עריכה | עריכת קוד מקור]

  1. "Tackling Exotic Flora in the Teno Rural Park". Secret Tenerife. 28 January 2007. http://www.secret-tenerife.com/2007/01/tackling-exotic-flora-in-teno-rural.html. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. "Fountain Grass". Weed Identification & Information. Australian Weeds Committee. http://www.weeds.org.au/cgi-bin/weedident.cgi?tpl=plant.tpl&ibra=all&card=E16. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  3. "Fountain Grass". Alien Plant Working Group. Plant Conservation Alliance. http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pese1.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
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