Foxtails Can Be Hazardous to Your Pet’s Health

Dry Fox tail

So just what are “foxtails” and why are they hazards? A foxtail refers to a type of plant awn, or seed, from the foxtail weed, Hordeum jubatum. During the spring they sprout up, often in vacant lots, along the edges of grass lawns or wild fields. Superficially they are often compared to a wheat grass appearance. Closer inspection reveals a slender stalk topped with a floret . As the weather warms, the plants dry and turn a golden brown . The floret is a group of arrow-shaped seeds that are released and easily become embedded in passing fur or clothing.

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