Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Setaria from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Perennial Foxtail-grass, Knotroot Bristlegrass, Marsh Foxtail, Knotroot Foxtail
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JK Marlow jkm180814_3757
August McCormick County SC
Flowers in a spike-like panicle 0.5-3cm wide, yellow or purplish, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.
JK Marlow jkm180825_4188
August Pickens County SC
Spikelets 2-2.5 or even 3mm long; bristles 1-3x or even 6x long as spikelet, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.
Bruce A. Sorrie bas_setaria_parviflora1
September Moore County NC
Panicle 3-8(10)cm long; plant from knotty rhizomes, per Weakley's Flora (2015).