बजरा (Setaria glauca)
Common Name : Yellow foxtail Family: Poaceae Habit : An annual grass. Stem : Stems are erect, often flattened, without hairs (glabrous), reaching 3 feet in height, and often with a reddish tint at the base. Leaves : Leaf blades may reach 12 inches in length and 7 to 12 mm in width, and have long silky hairs at the leaf bases. Auricles are absent and the ligule is a fringe of hairs reaching 2 mm in length. Flowers : The seed head is a cylindrical bristly panicle, reaching 6 inches in length and 1/3-2/3 inch in width. Spikelets are approximately 3 mm long, green, and each spikelet has 1-3 bristles that are 5-10 mm long. The bristles turn yellow at maturity, giving the plant it's name. Seeds : More prominently cross-ridged, and yellowish or straw-coloured.