Green foxtail

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.

Scientific name: Setaria viridis (L.) P. Beauv.

Common name(s): green foxtail, green bristlegrass

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile , Go Botany

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– annual

– similar to S. faberi, which also occurs in New England