Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4124

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (a waif inland)

Look for it in interdune swales, near-coastal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain dark
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Setaria magna   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Setaria magna   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-68-001:
Setaria magna   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Setaria magna

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chaetochloa magna

 

COMMON NAME:
Saltmarsh Foxtail-grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Giant Bristlegrass