Foxtail millet (কাউন in Bangla, botanic name Setaria italica, synonym Panicum italicum L.) is an annual grass grown for human food. It is the second-most widely planted species of millet, and the most important in East Asia. It has the longest history of cultivation among the millets, having been grown in India since antiquity. According to recent research, it was first domesticated in China around 6,000 BC. Other names for the species include dwarf setaria, foxtail bristle-grass, giant setaria, green foxtail, Italian millet, German millet, and Hungarian millet.
The seedhead is a dense, hairy panicle 5–30 cm (2.0–11.8 in) long.
The photos of foxtail millet posted below are taken by Shahinur Islam on the sands of Gaibandha district of Bangladesh.