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Italian Foxtail - Setaria italica

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems 80–100 cm long. Leaves: blades 8–28 mm wide, sheaths ciliate along margins, ligule 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence a usually nodding spike-like panicle 15–30 cm long, longest sterile bristles 9–12 mm long, antrorsely barbed. Spikelets 2.8–3.2 mm long. Lemmas reticulately veined but not conspicuously transversely corrugated (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Collected in Big Horn and Power River counties; introduced sporadically throughout all of N. America excepting the Intermountain Region (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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