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Green Foxtail Grass

Setaria viridis


A clump-forming summer annual with a seedhead that resembles a fox's tail. Leaf blades may reach 12 inches in length and 5-15 mm in width. The seedhead reaches 6 inches in length. Characteristic foxtail-like seedhead and leaves with no hairs, which helps to distinguish this weed from both Giant Foxtail and Yellow Foxtail.


Roadsides, ditch banks, fields, pastures, cropland, orchards, vineyards, gardens, and other disturbed sites.


One of the many invasive grass species.

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keithp2012 7 years ago

Green Foxtail Grass

New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 10, 2010
Submitted on Sep 10, 2010

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