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Proso Millet - Panicum miliaceum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Annual bunchgrass. Stems robust and ascending, 30–100 cm. Leaves: blades 7–14 mm wide, sheath densely to lightly covered with glandular-based hairs; ligule a fringed membrane 2–3 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle 12–22 cm long cm long. Spikelets 5–5.5 mm long, first glume 2.5–3.5 mm long, second glume 5–5.5 mm long. Lemmas: sterile lemma not keeled; fertile lemma blunt, straw-colored to burnt orange at maturity (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout most of North America except at extreme northern latitudes (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Recently disturbed settings such as graded roadsides and sometimes cultivated and escaped but probably not long persisting (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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