Bristly Foxtail
Setaria spp.
Family Graminae

* Inflorescence cylindrical, flexible, with short, fine hairs. Resembles a fox's tail!
* Height: 4"-6', varying by species.

Natural History:
* Habitat: Meadows.
* Range: Throughout the United States.
* Introduced from Europe and Asia.

* Three species of foxtail exist in the northeastern United States: S. faberii, S. glauca, and S. viridis. S. italica, more commonly known as millet, is grown in the Near East and China for food and birdseed.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008