Setaria verticillata

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Setaria verticillata (L.) P. Beauv.
Common NameHooked Bristlegrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: January; Reproductive Phenology: Febuary; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Reproductive Phenology: December; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); GNRTNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Chaetochloa verticillata Chaetochloa verticillata (L.) Scribn.
Chaetochloa verticillata var. breviseta Chaetochloa verticillata var. breviseta (Mutel) Farw.
Chamaeraphis italica var. verticillata Chamaeraphis italica var. verticillata (L.) Kuntze
Chamaeraphis verticillata Chamaeraphis verticillata (L.) Porter
Ixophorus verticillatus Ixophorus verticillatus (L.) Nash
Panicum respiciens Panicum respiciens (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.
Panicum rottleri Panicum rottleri (Spreng.) Nees
Panicum verticillatum Panicum verticillatum L.
Panicum verticillatum var. brevisetum Panicum verticillatum var. brevisetum Mutel
Pennisetum verticillatum Pennisetum verticillatum (L.) R. Br.
Setaria adhaerens subsp. verticillata Setaria adhaerens subsp. verticillata (L.) Belo-Corr.
Setaria adhaerens var. vertillata Setaria adhaerens var. vertillata (L.) Belo-Corr.
Setaria carnei Setaria carnei A.S. Hitchc.
Setaria leiantha f. subhirsuta Setaria leiantha f. subhirsuta Hack.
Setaria pratensis Setaria pratensis Phil.
Setaria respiciens Setaria respiciens (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Walp.
Setaria rottleri Setaria rottleri Spreng.
Setaria verticillata var. verticillata Setaria verticillata var. verticillata
Setariopsis verticillata Setariopsis verticillata (L.) Samp.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fayette (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, KNK

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1979 - 1979

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000023547 Fayette Kentucky 04 Aug 1979 Thieret, John
Setaria verticillata
BEREA008154 Fayette Kentucky
Setaria verticillata
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