Common name: Foxtail
U.S. Distribution: Throughout
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Foliage: Blades up to 25 cm long, flat, with hairs on upper surface, with keeled sheaths
Flowers: Dense panicles, spikelike, yellow at maturity
Bloom time: July - September
Habitat: Cultivated and other disturbed soils
Soil: Moist, rich soil
Other: Name comes from the Latin "seta", meaning bristle.
The grains of the Setaria spp, also known as millet, are one of the oldest
cultivated cereals. They are eaten as porridge or cooked like rice. The
species italica, glauca, verticillata, and viridis are edible.
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