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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : setve

Scientific name: Setaria verticillata (L.) P. Beauvois

Synonym(s) of Sc. name:

Classification: Gramineae, Monocotyledonous

Common name: rough bristle-grass

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Wirtel-Borstenhirse ; ES : almorejo ; FR : sétaire verticillée ; IT : pabbio verticillato ; PT : pega-saias ; EN : rough bristle-grass ; NL : kransnaaldaar ;

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshotSeedling snapshot Seedling:

- Shoot folded, leaf sheath flattened.

- Leaf blade 2-5 times longer than wide, leaf more or less hairy.

- Ligule membranous, ciliate or surrounded with a ring of hairs, auricles absent.

Adult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 30-80 cm. Plant tufted, glabrous.

- Stem erect or ascending, rough above.

- Leaves green, 5-10 mm broad, longitudinally amplexicaul, margins scabrid, elongate, acute apex. Leaf sheath ciliate, more or less markedly hairy, very strongly flattened.

- Inflorescence : spike -like panicle, 5-10 cm long, cylindric, interrupted at base and pseudo-whorled, green, very scabrid up and down and hooked; bristles with reflexed teeth. Spikelets elliptic, obtuse ; very unequal glumes, the upper equalling the flower ; fertile floral glumes minutely rugose.

- Biological type: annual.

Ecological profile (click on flags): BeneLux   Rare     Germany  Rare     Spain  Present     France  Present     Italy  Present     Portugal  Present    

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