Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3042

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Uncommon south of VA

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:

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 faberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Setaria faberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-68-007:
Setaria faberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Setaria faberii

 

COMMON NAME:
Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass


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image of Setaria faberi

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_sefa_002_lvd

        

image of Setaria faberi

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_sefa_003_lvd

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_setaria_faberi_1

July    Iredell County    NC

Panicle conspicuously nodding; spikelets about 3mm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Setaria faberi

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_setaria_faberi_2

July    Iredell County    NC

Similar to S. viridis, usually taller. Apparently spreading rapidly [1950], per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Setaria faberi

JK Marlow    jkm140814_631

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail