Calflora
Taxon  Report   11079    
Setaria parviflora  (Poir.) Kerguélen
Marsh bristlegrass
Setaria parviflora
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Setaria parviflora
© 2017 Peter Warner
Setaria parviflora
© 2017 Peter Warner
Setaria parviflora, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Setaria parviflora
© 2017 Peter Warner
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Setaria
Communities: Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chaetochloa geniculata
PLANTS: Chaetochloa imberbis
PLANTS: Panicum geniculatum
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More information about  Setaria parviflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SEPA10)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).