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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Setaria faberi   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Setaria faberi   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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, Chinese Foxtail


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image of Setaria faberi, Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail

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

        

image of Setaria faberi, Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail

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

        

image of Setaria faberi, Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail

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, Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail

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, Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail

JK Marlow    jkm140814_631

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-68-007:
Setaria faberi   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

Find by scientific name:

3042

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: China

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon south of VA

Habitat: Fields, pastures, roadsides, gardens, other 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:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle greenish or purple

Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain dark
Grain

 

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