Foxtail millet

Setaria italica

  • Foxtail millet
  • Foxtail millet
  • Foxtail millet
  • Foxtail millet
  • Flower name
    Foxtail millet
  • Scientific name
    Setaria italica
  • Aliasうるち粟, Bengal grass, Oxtail millet, 粟, Foxtail millet
  • Place of originEast Asia
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Foxtail millet

Foxtail millet, scientific name:Setaria italica) is native to Eastern Asia rice is a perennial herb of the department Poaceae genus sSetaria viridis. By non-glutinous millet, fruits are used as Millets. Species are setaria viridis. From the Jomon period were edible, but current rice are staple food and non food mixed with rice, wheat, millet, beans, millet, are health food such as rice. Nutritional value is rich in sugars, protein, B-complex vitamins, iron, minerals, plant fibers.

Common names: foxtail millet (setaria Italica)
scientific:Setaria italica classification name:
also known as:Foxtail millet,Bengal grass, origin: East Asia, environment: fields, plant height: 100-200 cm, leaf shape: lanceolate, leaf arrangement: alternate, flowering: July-September, inflorescence length: 15-20 cm, inflorescence shape: cylindrical shape, flower color: green → yellow, fruit type: Caryopsis, Fruit color: Tan, use: cereals, used parts: fruit


  • Order
    Poales
  • Family
    Poaceae
  • Genus
    Setaria
  • Species
    S. italica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Entire
  • Life typePerennial grasses
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower15.0 ~ 20.0 cm

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