Setaria faberi


Annual grass that grows rapidly during warm weather (summer).

Growing habit is clump type; somewhat loose and open.

Green Foxtail – leaf blade is flat to V-shaped, without hairs and may be rough to the touch.

Yellow Foxtail – leaf is flat to V-shaped, twisted in a loose spiral, distinctive long hairs near stem attachment, otherwise hairless.

Giant Foxtail – blade is linear, slightly hairy on upper surface; flowers are often nodding.

Flowers on all species are cylindrical and spike-like; said to resemble a fox’s tail.

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