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Proso Millet - Panicum miliaceum
Other Names:  Broomcorn Millet, Common Millet, Broomtail Millet, Hog Millet

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 28

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



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

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Carroll, M.W. 1998. Influence of a legume covercrop on volunteer wheat, the wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella (K.) and wheat streak mosaic virus. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 78 p.
    • Grimme, E. 2004. Effects of mycofumigation using Muscodor albus and Muscodor roseus on diseases of sugar beet and chrysanthemum. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 86 p.
    • Wiman, N.G. 2001. Dynamics of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) infested plant communities influenced by flea beetles in the Aphthona complex (Colepotera: Chrysomelidae). M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 148 p.
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