Setaria italica foxtail millet Poaceae SEIT*; R;

Setaria italica. JC

Setaria italica. JC (Accessed 3/2017).

Setaria italica is an annual, C4 grass (Downton 1971), much like S. viridis but coarser. 

Leaves 0.5-3 cm wide. 

Flower spikelets 0.3 cm, fertile lemma smooth, shining, bristles green, brown, or purplish, grain dropping free of glumes inflorescence spike wider, 10-30 cm long, 0.7-3.5 cm wide, appearing densely shallow-lobed, tip often nodding. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Old World. 

Habitat: An old and once a widely cultivated form of S. viridis, with many cultivars (Hitchcock 1950). Open habitats, roadsides.