Chaetochloa glauca purpurea Farw.
Chaetochloa lutescens Weigel ex Stuntz
Panicum glaucum flavescens Elliott
Panicum glaucum laevigatum J.Le Conte ex Torr.
Panicum imberbe pumilum (Poir.) Nees
Panicum lutescens Weigel
Panicum pallidefuscum Schumach.
Panicum pumilum Poir.
Panicum rubiginosum Steud.
Setaria aurea rubiginosa (Steud.) Peter
Setaria erythraeae Mattei
Setaria glauca pumila (Poir.) Podp.
Setaria lutescens (Weigel ex Stuntz) F.T.Hubb.
Setaria pallide-fusca (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb.
Setaria rubiginosa (Steud.) Miq.
Setaria ustilata de Wit
Common Name: Yellow Bristle Grass
Yellow bristle grass is an annual, clump-forming erect grass usually growing from 25 - 60 cm tall, but can range from 5 - 130cm.
The edible seed is sometimes gathered from the wild and used locally.
A cosmopolitan plant, originally from temperate and subtropical Asia and Europe.
Waste ground, cultivated fields and lowland all over Japan[
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A world-wide weed, found from the temperate zone to the tropics. In the tropics, it is found in areas where the mean annual rainfall is 500mm or more[
Succeeds in any well-drained soil in full sun[
]. The plant is especially well suited to dry soil conditions[
The plant has become a weed in many areas of the world, where it infests dryland crops, roadsides, waste areas, ditches and occasionally grasslands[
The plant photosynthesizes by a more efficient method than most plants. Called the 'C4 carbon-fixation pathway', this process is particularly efficient at high temperatures, in bright sunlight and under dry conditions[
Seed - cooked[
]. It can be eaten as a sweet or savoury food in all the ways that rice is used, or ground into a powder and made into porridge, cakes, puddings etc[
]. The seed contains about 11.5% protein, 6% fat, 40.7% carbohydrate, 8.2% fat[
A dust from the fungal infection of plants is eaten[
In some areas this grass plays an important role in stabilising bare soil to protect it from erosion[
The culms are twisted together and used as a rope to tie sheaves of grain together[
Seed - sow in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination is usually quick and good.
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