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Setaria geniculata
( Knotroot Foxtail )

Perennial weed with clumped, knotty base. Leaves are erect and smooth. Seedhead is a showy, yellow to purple spike resembling a fox's tail. Leaves are occasionally hairy at base. Weed common all over the United States.
Important Info : Weed common all over the United States.


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Characteristics
Cultivar: n/a  
Family: Poaceae  
Size: Height: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
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Plant Category: annuals and biennials,  
Plant Characteristics: low maintenance, spreading,  
Foliage Characteristics: coarse leaves, deciduous,  
Foliage Color: green,  
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Requirements
Bloomtime Range: not applicable  
USDA Hardiness Zone: undefined  
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant  
Light Range: Any  
pH Range: Not defined for this plant  
Soil Range: Any  
Water Range: Any  

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Problems
Weeds : Preventing Weeds and Grass

Weeds rob your plants of water, nutrients and light. They can harbor pests and diseases. Before planting, remove weeds either by hand or by spraying an herbicide according to label directions. Another alternative is to lay plastic over the area for a couple of months to kill grass and weeds.

You may apply a pre-emergent herbicide prior to planting, but be sure that it is labeled for the plants you are wishing to grow. Existing beds may be spot sprayed with a nonselective herbicide, but be careful to shield those plants you do not want to kill. Non-selective means that it will kill everything it comes in contact with.

Mulch plants with a 3 inch layer of pinestraw, pulverized bark, or compost. Mulch conserves moisture, keeps weeds down, and makes it easier to pull when necessary.

Porous landscape or open weave fabric works too, allowing air and water to be exchanged.

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