*Setaria italica (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois. Phen: Jul-Aug. Hab: Fields, roadsides, frequently planted as a cover crop after soil disturbance. Dist: Native of Eurasia.
Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia
Taxonomy Comments: Probably derived via cultivation and selection from S. viridis, and cultivated as a food crop in China since at least 6000 BP and later in Europe (Hancock 2004).
Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FlGr, FNA25, G, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, WV, Webster (1993b); = Chaetochloa italica (L.) Scribn. – S