Purple Fountain Grass
pennisetum setaceum rubrum

I’m pretty sure this grass type is Purple Fountain Grass, though I could be wrong. It is past its reported blooming time, but we don’t really get winter here, so it may be a little confused. This fountain grass grows like crazy here in Southern California, but it’s not a native plant. It actually a highly drought-tolerant invasive species of fountain grass brought over from East Africa, tropical Africa, the Middle East, or south-western Asia. I pass by these beautiful plant almost everywhere I hike. It’s one of my favorite plants, though I rarely point my camera at it. I made an exception on this hike.

Purple Fountain Grass

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EXIF Data Below Applies Only To The Featured Photo In This Post
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 5 December, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 240mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
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