Setaria italica (L.) P.Beauv.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Setaria italica (L.) P.Beauv.

  • Description

    Species Description - Vegetatively like the larger forms of no. 5 [Setaria viridis (L.) P. Beauv.], with lobulate infls, but with larger spikelets ca 3 mm, the fertile lemma smooth and shiny, disarticulating above the more persistent glumes and sterile lemma; sterile palea half as long as its lemma, which is usually shorter than the fertile lemma; 2n=18. Old-World cultigen, thought to be derived from no. 5, cult. for fodder or grain, and occasionally found as a weed nearly throughout our range.

  • Common Names