Scientific Name: Setaria spp.
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LIFE CYCLE: Summer annual; reproduces by seed; begins germination in late April to early May; dies in autumn.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS*: Erect, somewhat flattened stems; leaves vary from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches; cylindrical-bushy seedheads (2 to 6 inches long) at top of stem.
LOCATION: Full sun, thin and/or closely mowed turf.