Yellow Foxtail

Setaria glauca

Photo of Yellow Foxtail
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Yellow foxtail derives its name from the yellow bristles making up the foxtail seed head. It is an annual and for reasons unknown favors roadsides where populations may get quite dense.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences