Setaria vulpiseta

Setaria vulpiseta

Plains bristlegrass

Previous scientific name(s): Chaetochloa vulpiseta, Panicum vulpisetum, Setaria macrostachya

Formerly known as Setaria macrostachya. Warm season, short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to coarse, well-drained sites. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife. Seeds provide valuable food for birds and small mammals. Useful for controlling erosion and improving wildlife habitat, particularly for upland birds.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 9 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
27.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
293,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes