Setaria
bristlegrass, foxtail
5 species
3 subspecies and varieties
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Setaria faberiChinese foxtail
Origin: Introduced from China
Setaria italicaItalian bristlegrass, foxtail millet
Origin: Introduced from China
Setaria pumila
Origin: Introduced
ssp. pallide-fusca – yellow foxtail, pigeon grass
ssp. pumila – yellow foxtail
Setaria verticillatahooked bristlegrass, rough bristlegrass
Distribution: Sparingly introduced in the Pacific Northwest; more common in other parts of the United States.
Habitat: Weed of gardens, irrigated areas and wasteland.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: August - September
Setaria viridis
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Disturbed soil and wasteland.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: June-October
var. viridis – green bristlegrass