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Wild Proso Millet, Broomcorn Millet

Panicum miliaceum L.

Poaceae (Grass Family)

▲ ▼ young plants

▲ ▼ mature plants

inflorescence

▲ ▼ leaf sheath, ligule and collar regions

Wild Proso Millet, Broomcorn Millet (pp. 448-449, Weeds of the Great Plains; p. 68-69 in Weeds of the Northeast)

         large, upright-growing annual grass, 2-6 tall

         leaves are broad with long hairs on both sides, and sheaths have long, stiff hairs that stand out from stem; leaves up to 1 wide

         inflorescences is a drooping whitish to light green panicle with spikelets at the end of the panicle branches and round little seeds

         found in fertile, moist soils; is common in reduced tillage row crops, horticultural crops

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