Taxon  Report   7537    
Setaria pumila  (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.
Yellow bristlegrass
Setaria pumila
© 2007 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Setaria pumila
© 2008 John Dittes
Setaria pumila
© 2014 Robert F Norris
Setaria pumila, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Setaria pumila
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Setaria
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Setaria pumila
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Search (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:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).