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Common Millet

Panicum miliaceum

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Long and narrow drooping panicle, greenish-brown, up to 30cm. Hairless but feels rough to touch.
Fruit:
A dense, nodding panicle on one side of the stem. The seeds are variable in colour from white, yellow, orange and brown to black.
Leaves:
Smooth, linear and slightly hairy leaves.
Maximum Size:
120cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The seeds can be cooked and eaten. They can be eaten in the same way as rice and taste slightly nutty.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Broom Millet, Broomcorn Millet, Broomtail Millet, Brown Millet, Chinese Millet, French Millet, Hog Millet, Indian Millet, Kashfi Millet, Little Millet, Panic Millet, Proso Millet, Red Millet, White Millet.
Habitats:
Wasteland.