The Info List - Setaria Verticillata

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verticillata is a species of grass known by the common names hooked bristlegrass,[2] rough bristle-grass[3] and bristly foxtail. It is native to Europe, but it is known on most continents as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. It is a hardy bunchgrass which grows in many types of urban, cultivated, and disturbed habitat. It is a weed of many types of agricultural crops, growing in vineyards and fields. Herbicide-resistant strains have been noted.[4] This is an annual grass with decumbent or erect stems growing up to a meter long. The leaf blades are up to 25 centimeters long and have a long sheath around the stem. The inflorescence is a dense panicle up to 15 centimeters long which tapers at both ends. It contains many small spikelets and bristles. The bristles have tiny backwards-pointing barbs that help them hook onto clothing or animal fur, facilitating their dispersal.[4] Seeds of the grass are used to make beer in South Africa
South Africa
and porridge in Namibia.[4] They have been used as a famine food in India.[5]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Setaria


^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 14 December 2014.  ^ " Setaria
verticillata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 11 November 2015.  ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.  ^ a b c ISSG Database ^ Purdue: Famine Foods

External links[edit]

Jepson Manual Treatment Grass
Manual Treatment Washington Burke Museum Photo gallery

Taxon identifiers


Wd: Q159975 APDB: 50045 ARKive: setaria-verticillata EoL: 1114661 EPPO: SETVE FloraBase: 613 FoC: 200026278 GBIF: 5289686 GrassBase: imp09434 GRIN: 33852 iNaturalist: 79069 IPNI: 421857-1 ITIS: 41232 NCBI: 149379 Plant List: kew-442773 PLANTS: SEVE3 Tropicos: 25509966 VASCAN: 7952 WCSP: 442773

Panicum verticillatum

Wd: Q39584190 GRIN: 26656 ITIS: 518399 Tropicos: 25513218

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