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Yellow Foxtail - Setaria pumila
Other Names:  Setaria glauca, Setaria lutescens, Pennisetum glaucum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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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 N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

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