Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Setaria grisebachii Fournier
Chaetochloa grisebachii ampla Scribner & Merrill
Setaria grisebachii is an annual grass. There are bristles below the spikelets,
giving the plant a bristle-like appearance. The bristles have upward pointing barbs. The main
axis is visible. This grass is often colored with green and purple can be quite beautiful.
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Setaria grisebachii, photo Russ Kleinman & Deming Gustafson, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Rd., Oct. 5, 2007
Setaria grisebachii, detail of spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman & Deming Gustafson, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Rd., Oct. 5, 2007
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