Plant ID forum: Is this a grass or a grain?

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feetsdr
Jul 1, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Another picture from under our birdfeeder of sunflower seeds, in an untended wood mulched area.

Is this just a weed grass? Or some sort of grain (based on the top - the seed head?)

It got big quick! I wish my real grass lawn were this big and healthy
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 1, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Welcome! It reminds me of a foxtail grass, Setaria. To identify it would need closer views of specific parts of the plant. Compare it with the three foxtail species characteristics in the link below:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/weeds/weed-id/annua...
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 1, 2016 11:41 AM CST
It looks like what we call bristle grass.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 1, 2016 12:08 PM CST
Bristle grass is another name for foxtail grass (Setaria):
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setaria

feetsdr
Jul 1, 2016 12:32 PM CST
Thanks!
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plantladylin
Jul 1, 2016 3:07 PM CST
Yep, looks like a variety of Setaria (Bristle Grass): Green Foxtail (Setaria viridis)
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