Setaria viridis (L.) P. Beauv.
Common Name: GREEN FOXTAIL
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Grass

Setaria viridis B. S. Walters

Roadsides, gardens, fields, railroads, and disturbed places; spreading into forests and on shores. A Eurasian species widely naturalized in North America and first collected in Michigan in 1879 in Kent Co.

Tall (to 1 m or more) plants with broad leaves, long (over 8 cm) and somewhat nodding are var. major (Gaudin) Peterm. A striking variant, it superficially resembles S. faberi, but the panicle is less nodding and the small spikelets are identical with those of typical S. viridis.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2221.