|Origin:||Native to North America|
|Use:||Annual, warm season, native grass.|
|Growth Form||tall, erect, bunchgrass|
|ID Features:||Seedling: The first blade is linear, about 7 times longer than wide and opens parallel to the ground. Leaves are rolled in the bud; auricles are absent, and the ligule is a fringe of hairs arising from a membranous base about 0.5 mm long. Blades of young seedlings are 4.5 to 8 cm long and 3 to 5 mm wide, smooth on the lower surfaces, with numerous short hairs on the upper surface of the blades and on the margins of the sheaths. The blade is keeled in the lower portion. The collar is green and smooth.
Mature Plant: Ligule is a fringe of hairs about 1 mm long. Leaf blades are 13 to 50 cm long by 6 to 22 mm wide, keeled, and have numerous short hairs on the upper surface of the blades. Sheath has numerous short hairs, compressed, somewhat keeled, often reddish at the base, and has a prominent midvein. The collar is narrow, light green or yellowish, and smooth.
|Giant Foxtail [Setaria faberi] Information #1|