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  Setaria italica 'Highlander'
  Family Name : Poaceae (Gramineae)

  Common Names : Foxtail Millet

 
Foxtail Millet
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Grass & Grass-like Plant (Short Grass (Poaceae))
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Grassy
      Maximum Height :
      0.7 m to 0.9 m
  • Biogeography
    • Preferred Climate Zone :
      Temperate
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Annual grass up to 0.9 m tall.
      Foliage: Linear, soft leaves are alternately arranged and reflexed.
      Flowers: Bronze-coloured inflorescence is 7.5-15 cm long.
      Associated Fauna :
      Birds feed on the seedheads.
      Cultivation :
      Ornamental grass which is ideal for naturalistic gardens. Sow seeds with a light cover of soil (3-4 mm deep). Plants will begin to bloom at 60-70 days from sowing.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower (The seedheads are used in floral arrangements.)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden, Bird & Wildlife Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Moderate
      Planting Distance :
      1.3 cm to 2.5 cm
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Low
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
      Seed / Spore Germination Duration :
      7 Days to 14 Days
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Sessile
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Venation :
      Parallel
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • FlowerTexture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Asymmetrical
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Ligulate / Strap-shaped
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      Several Days

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