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Taxon: Setaria verticillata (L.) P. Beauv.

Genus: Setaria
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 33852
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 51, 178. 1812
Comment: non Setaria verticillata auct. nonn. (= S. adhaerens (Forssk.) Chiov.)
Name verified on: 15-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • bristle pigeon grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • bristly foxtail   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • bur bristle grass   (Source: R. P. Ellis, p.c.) – English
  • bur grass   (Source: Blumea 39:383. 1994) – English
  • rough bristle grass   (Source: Blumea 39:383. 1994) – English
  • whorled pigeon grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • sträv kavelhirs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Animal food: fodder   (fide F USSR)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain; Saudi Arabia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Moldova; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Eastern Asia: Japan
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Hungary; Netherlands; Slovakia
    East Europe: Belarus
    United States
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Brazil: Brazil - Sao Paulo
    Western South America: Peru
    Southern South America: Chile

  • exact native & naturalized range uncertain owing to confusion with other taxa




Check other web resources for Setaria verticillata (L.) P. Beauv.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (09 October 2015)

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