Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1373

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common

Look for it in fields, 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:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle greenish or purple
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain dark
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 viridis var. viridis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Setaria viridis var. viridis   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-68-008:
Setaria viridis   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Setaria viridis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Foxtail, Green Bristlegrass


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image of Setaria viridis var. viridis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chvi13_001_lvd

        

image of Setaria viridis var. viridis

Gill Newberry    gn09_setaria_viridis

September        

Panicle erect or ~ nodding, cylindric but tapering a little at the summit, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.