Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Setaria
Family: Poaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Grass & Restios
Group : Plant

SPECIES
sphacelata var. torta
NOTES

A perennial with a creeping rhizome. Grows to 50 cm tall and sometimes roots at the nodes. Leaf blade 3 mm wide, keeled and folded with the old leaves often curled. Ligule a ring of hairs. A palatable grass.


AUTHORITY
(Schumach.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb ex Moss
Sub Author
(Stapf) Clayton
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A spike-like inflorescence up to 80 mm long with purple or yellowish bristles between the spikelets
Colour: Green
Notes: Bristles sometimes purple
Colour: Purple
Notes: Bristles sometimes yellow
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Creeping bristle grass
Golden Timothy
Kruipmannagras
Habitat
NOTES: Found along roadsides and other disturbed areas
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Unspecified medicinal uses
Contains some toxic principles
Food
The seeds are reported to be boiled before being ground into meal
Months
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
All year
Synonyms for Species
Setaria flabellata
Setaria homblei
Setaria torta



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