giant foxtail

Setaria faberi

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: Japanese bristlegrass, tall green bristlegrass, Chinese foxtail, Chinese millet, giant bristlegrass, nodding foxtail

Leaf Type: Grassy

Flowers: Green spikelets

Leaves: Linear leaves with smooth edges and a lot of hair

Life Cycle: Summer annual

A clump-forming annual grass with long, bristly, slightly drooping seed heads that resembles a fox's tail. Growth habit is upright and may reach 3 to 4 feet tall. Leaves are up to 16 inches long and covered with many small hairs on the upper leaf surfaces.

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