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Welcome to the Foxtail World Tour

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Weeds are the winners, the survivors, the promiscuous colonizers. One of the best examples are the Foxtails (Setaria spp.). This species-group has adapted in habitats around the world after its early beginnings in Africa.

So sit back in your chair, or better yet on top of a foxtail panicle like this adventurous grasshopper, and take a cruise around the world with one of the most successful organisms (and my personal favorite):

Question: Which species of foxtail is the grasshopper hugging?

 

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