Common Millet - Panicum miliaceum

Description

Reaching 120 cm in height with flat leaves to 20 cm wide, their sheaths very hairy. Inflorescence a stout panicle, curved over at the tip.

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Habitat

Bare and disturbed ground, especially frequent at rubbish dumps.

When to see it

Flowers August and September.

Life History

Annual.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain as a casual plant.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland as a casual plant. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 5 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map