SETARIA VERTICILLATA is a species of grass known by the common names
HOOKED BRISTLEGRASS, ROUGH BRISTLE-GRASS and BRISTLY FOXTAIL. It is
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 .
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