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Setaria parviflora (Marsh bristlegrass)
Strickland, Sam C.

Setaria parviflora

Setaria parviflora (Poir.) Kerguélen

Marsh bristlegrass, Knotroot bristlegrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Chaetochloa geniculata, Chaetochloa imberbis, Panicum geniculatum, Setaria geniculata, Setaria gracilis

USDA Symbol: SEPA10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , WV
Native Habitat: Near lakes or ponds, Stream, river banks

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay, Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Patsy Glenn Refuge - Wimberley, TX
Nueces River Authority - Uvalde, TX


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Record Modified: 2010-08-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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