Pennisetum alopecuroides, the Chinese pennisetum, Chinese fountaingrass, dwarf fountain grass, foxtail fountain grass, or swamp foxtail grass, is a species of perennial grass native to Asia and Australia.
Cenchrus purpurascens, commonly known as Swamp Foxtail or Fountain Grass, belongs to the grass family Poaceae. Cenchrus purpurascens distributionAs the common name reveals, C. purpurascens naturally occurs in moist conditions in flats below watercourses and in boggy areas. Its distribution ranges from tropical Queensland to the south of New South Wales mainly along the coast. C. purpurascens is a tufted or clump-forming grass; that means it does not spread by underground shoots. It has graciously arching leaves that grow to 80 cm long and bears feathery mostly purplish flowerheads on 60- 100 cm long erect stems. The inflorescence can be up to 14 cm in length and resembles a foxtail, hence its common name.