Setaria leucopila (Scribn. & Merr.) K. Schum.
Streambed bristlegrass, Plains Bristlegrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Chaetochloa leucopila
USDA Symbol: SELE6
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Dry rangelands at elevations of 3,000 to 7,000 feet (Gay and Dwyer, 1980). It is located on bottomlands and alluvial flats as well as well-drained, dry, open sites. However, it predominates on loamy bottomland, clay flat, and saline clay range sites.
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Setaria leucopila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Setaria leucopila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Setaria leucopila
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff