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Meadow Foxtail

Alopecurus pratensis

Meadow Foxtail is not a foxtail at all. It has a seed head similar to timothy but is much smaller. Normally found in the northern part of the state it is not a serious problem except in some nurseries. A related plant, blackgrass (Alopecurus myosuroides), is a serious weed problem in some states but is not yet present in New Jersey.

Photo of Meadow Foxtail Seed Head

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