Taxon: Setaria leucopila (Scribn. & Merr.) K. Schum.

Genus: Setaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 320129
Place of publication: Just's Bot. Jahresber. 28:417. 1902
Comment: formerly included in S. macrostachya Kunth
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • plains bristle grass  (Source: Grass Tex) - English
  • streambed bristle grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Food Feed Crops US)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona


  • Emery, W. H. P. 1957. A cyto-taxonomic study of Setaria macrostachya (Gramineae) and its relatives in the southwestern United States and Mexico Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 84:95-121.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gould, F. W. The grasses of Texas. 1975 (Grass Tex)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16. 1992 (Grass Util Mex)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Webster, R. D. 1993. Nomenclature of Setaria (Poaceae: Paniceae) (Sida) 15:457.


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