Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Setaria viridis (Linnaeus) Beauvois
Chaetochloa viridis (Linnaeus) Scribner
Setaria viridis is a perennial bristlegrass. It grows in lower elevation rocky areas.
The spikelets are over 2mm long. Setaria viridis has pubescent leaf sheaths in distinction with Setaria pumila.
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Setaria viridis, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Oct. 7, 2007
Setaria viridis, detail of spikelets and pubescent leaf sheath, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Oct. 7, 2007
Setaria viridis, bristles with up-pointing (antrorse) barbs, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Nov. 8, 2007
Setaria viridis, annual growth habit/root system, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Nov. 8, 2007
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