Giant Foxtail

(Setaria faberi)

Giant foxtail

Leaves Ligule Flowers
Giant foxtail leaf Giant foxtail ligule Giant foxtail flower

Growing habits: Erect tufted summer annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous tan roots

Leaf anatomy: Linear, pubescent on top, sheaths hairy on margins, membranous ligule fringed with trichomes

Reproduction: Conspicuous nodding panicle

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice