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Yellow Foxtail - Setaria pumila
Other Names:  Yellow Bristle-grass, Pigeon Grass, Cattail Grass, Setaria glauca, Setaria lutescens, Pennisetum glaucum

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems 15–60 cm long. Leaves: blades 5–9 mm wide; sheaths hairless; ligule <1 mm long. Inflorescence an erect spike-like panicle 5–15 cm long, sterile bristles 4–7 mm long, antrorsely barbed. Spikelets 2.5–3 mm long. Lemmas strongly corrugated at maturity (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout North America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Disturbed sites including in and around cultivated fields (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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