Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3699

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native
Documented growing wild in - - -

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Invasive?

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

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

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Setaria viridis var. major   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Setaria viridis var. major   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

 

COMMON NAME:
Giant Green Foxtail