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Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Baron’

 

Ornamental Millet

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusPennisetumFrom Latin penna, “feather,” and seta, “a bristle,”: feather-bristled
Speciesglaucum“Having ‘bloom,’ a fine, whitish powder that coats the leaves of some plants”
Cultivar‘Purple Baron’

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Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Baron’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Jan 2011.

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Pennisetum glaucum (Ornamental Millet)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 42 cm)

Pennisetum glaucum (Ornamental Millet)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 10 × 14" (26 × 34 cm)