Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1372

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Rare

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

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Invasive?

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

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer
Spikelets yellow, brown, orange or purple
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer
Tawny to red, brown or black
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 (11/30/12):
Setaria italica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Setaria italica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-68-002:
Setaria italica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Setaria italica

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Foxtail, Italian Millet, Foxtail Millet


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image of Setaria italica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chit_001_lvd

        

image of Setaria italica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_seit_001_lvd

        

image of Setaria italica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_seit_003_lvd

        

image of Setaria italica

Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5363651

Month Unknown        

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Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5363651b

Month Unknown        

In larger forms the panicles may be 30cm long x 3cm thick, yellow or purple, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Setaria italica

Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5363654

Month Unknown        

In the larger forms the culms may be as much as 1cm thick, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Setaria italica

Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5438698

Month Unknown        

Fruit smooth or nearly so, shining at maturity, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.