Flowering stem and leaves. Photo: JC Schou, Denmark

Plant. Photo: JC Schou, Denmark

Line drawing in Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions . Vol. 1: 140

Common Name

French Millet, Millet Panic, Common Millet, Broom Millet, Hog Millet, Broom, Millet




Introduced annual grass to 1.2m tall or sprawling. Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base. Ligule a fringe of hairs or a membrane with a fringe of hairs. Leaves flat, 10-30cm long, 4-25mm wide, rough, hairy, or hairless, often with wavy edges. Spikelets green or greenish-brown, 4-6mm long. Seeds with 0 bristles. Mature seed groups cylindrical or spreading.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 121

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