Green Foxtail

(Setaria viridis)

Green foxtail

Leaves Ligule Flower
Green foxtail leaf Green foxtail ligule Green foxtail flower

Growing habits: Erect tufted summer annual, branched at base

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Leaves glabrous but can be scabrous, closed sheath w/pubescent margin near mouth; short membranous ligule fringed with trichomes;

Reproduction: Panicle inflorescence w/ up to 3 bristles per spikelet

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