Setaria viridis (L.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr. 51 1812. (Syn: Chaetochloa comosa (Miq.) Koidz.; Chaetochloa gigantea (Franch. & Sav.) Honda ..; Chaetochloa viridis (L.) Scribn. ……..; Chamaeraphis italica var. viridis (L.) Kuntze; Chamaeraphis viridis (L.) Millsp.; Ixophorus viridis (L.) Nash; Panicum austroasiaticum Ohwi; Panicum bicolor Moench; Panicum comosum Steud. [Illegitimate]; Panicum giganteum (Franch. & Sav.) E.H.L.Krause [Illegitimate]; Panicum humile Steud. (Unresolved); Panicum humile Thunb. ex Trin. [Invalid]; Panicum italicum var. viride (L.) Körn.; Panicum laevigatum Lam.; Panicum pachystachys Franch. & Sav.; Panicum psilocaulon Steud.; Panicum purpurascens Opiz [Invalid]; Panicum pycnocomum Steud.; Panicum qualelinnaei Krock.; Panicum reclinatum Vill.; Panicum tenellum Griff. [Illegitimate]; Panicum verticillatum var. minor Thunb.; Panicum vescum R.R.Stewart; Panicum viride L. …….;  Panicum viridescens Steud.; Panicum walense Mez; Panicum watense Mez [Spelling variant]; Pennisetum italicum var. viride (L.) Körn.; Pennisetum viride (L.) R.Br.; Pennisetum viride (L.) R. Br. ex Sweet .; Setaria arenaria Kitag.; Setaria chlorantha Schur; Setaria comosa Miq. .; Setaria depressa Honda; Setaria fallax Lojac.; Setaria gigantea (Franch. & Sav.) Makino .; Setaria glareosa Petrov;
 
Similar to S. pumila in compact spikes with antrorsely scabrid bristles, but differing in usually green bristles, and several spikelets per branch, as also upper glume being almost as long as spikelet or slightly shorter. 
 

 

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Botanical Garden belows Chesma shahi in Kashmir in June, 2010;

Grass week: Setaria viridis from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups

 

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Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Grass
Height/Length-1-1.5 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- green spike with brown dots and hair
I do not know whether these are fruits


This looks like Setaria. most probably setaria viridis.


If it is Setaria verticillata, then it is one of the ‘toys’ for villages children (I was one among them, too). These spike-like panicles easily and firmly stick to clothes. Now I know it is due to the retrorsely barbed bristles !


thank you for interesting info on Setaria verticillata. But when I went to click this grass in the wild where it was growing it did not stick to my clothes though I wish the opposite ( ) for fun.


i think S viridis is different than s. verticillata
Please cross check


Hope you will try that again when u find S. v.
Now … may be right.

Looks more like Setaria verticillata. Kindly run your fingers from the bottom of the inflorescence to the top. If the flow is interrupted, it is S.verticillata.


 

 

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Setaria viridis (L.) P. Beau., Ess. Agrostogr. 51. 1812.

Similar to S. pumila in compact spikes with antrorsely scabrid bristles, but differing in usually green bristles, and several spikelets per branch, as also upper glume being almost as long as spikelet or slightly shorter.
Photographed from Kashmir.


 

 
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