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Green Foxtail
Gramineae (Setaria viridis)


Biology and Management

Registered Herbicides

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Green Foxtail (link to large image)

Green Foxtail Stem (link to large image)

Green Foxtail Green Foxtail Stem

Green Foxtail Mature Plant (link to large image)

Green foxtail is an annual.  This grass forms clumps up to 3 feet in height.  Rough leaves are rolled in bud and have hairs only on the lower margin. Hairy ligule. Seedhead is "fox-tail"-like and pale green. Seeds are green, about 1/16 inch long.

Green Foxtail Mature Plant


This section contains information on identification of the different life stages of Green Foxtail.  Select Biology and Management from the Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.