|Scientific Name:||Setaria viridis|
|Habit:||Pants germinate in spring and compete with crops during summer. Seed production starts in mid to late summer. Reproduces by seed. Plants grow in clumbs and lack stolons or rhizomes.|
|Leaves:||Leaves are light green and completely lack hairs. Ligule is fringed with hairs.|
|Leaf Arrangement:||Rolled in bud|
Ligule is hairy, entire plant lacks hairs. Plants lack auricles and do not have stolons or rhizomes. Plants have characteristic "foxtail" seed head.
|Flower Seed Head:|
A bristly spike on the end of a long, slender, naked stem. Seedhead is typically short and does not nod.
Seed are 3 to 5 mm long and covered with upper and lower sheath (palea and lemma) that have pronounced veins. Seed often have bristles that arise from the scar. These bristles may or may not be present.
Typically found in cultivated areas following a tillage event. May occur in open areas such as the border of rock driveways or in highly disrupted turfgrass.