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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
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


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picture of Setaria glauca, image of Setaria pumila ssp. pumila

Gill Newberry    gn09_setaria_glauca

September        

Panicle dense, evenly cylindric, spikelike, yellow at maturity, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

picture of Setaria glauca, image of Setaria pumila ssp. pumila

Gill Newberry    gn09_setaria_glauca_habit

September        

picture of Setaria glauca, image of Setaria pumila ssp. pumila

JK Marlow    jkm140924_952

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail