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Giant foxtail

Giant foxtail
Setaria faberi

Foxtail seedheads
Foxtail seed heads

Life cycle: summer annual

Growth habit: grows up to 5' tall; leaves and seed head arching
Reproduction: seed; bristly spike-like foxtail
Conditions that favor growth: untended and unmowed open areas
Cultural control: mow before seed heads form


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