giant foxtail

(Setaria faberi)

Conservation Status
giant foxtail
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

SNR - Unranked

NNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Weed Status
   
 

RS – State restricted weed seed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The leaf blades have long, soft, straight hairs on the upper surface. The flowering spike often nods or droops from near the base.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

20 to 80

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  Giant green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. major) upper leaf surface is rough to the touch. The flowering spike nods only from near the tip, not near the base.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Fields, waste places.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

July to October

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

 
  10/12/2014      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native to Asia. Introduced and naturalized in North America.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Poaceae (grasses)  
  No Rank PACMAD clade  
  Subfamily Panicoideae  
  Tribe Paniceae  
  Subtribe Cenchrinae  
 

Genus

Setaria (foxtails and bristlegrasses)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Setaria autumnalis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Chinese foxtail

Chinese Millet

giant bristlegrass

giant foxtail

Japanese bristle grass

Japanese bristlegrass

nodding foxtail

tall green bristlegrass

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Japanese Bristlegrass (Setaria faberi)
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  Weed of the Week #747-Giant Foxtail (Air Date 7/29/12)
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Published on Aug 8, 2012

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