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Setaria glauca

Common Name: Yellow Foxtail
Setaria glauca
Setaria glauca

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Setaria
Species: Setaria glauca

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Yellow foxtail has 10" blade-like, flat, smooth, with rough edges.

Habitat & Range

This plant is found in fields, and around trail-sides across much of the US.

Life Cycle

Yellow foxtail flowers are in bloom from July through September. They are small, in dense 4" cylinders. The flowers are soft and bristly.

Featured image by James Dake.


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