Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1371

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, lawns, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Panicle yellow at maturity
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Setaria pumila ssp. pumila   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN (TREATMENT APPARENTLY GARBLED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Setaria pumila ssp. pallidefusca   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-68-004:
Setaria glauca   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Setaria lutescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chaetochloa lutescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Foxtail