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Panicum miliaceum L.
Brown Millet; Red Millet; White Millet; Indian Millet; Chinese Millet; Proso Millet; Hog Millet; Little Millet; French Millet; Panic Millet; Broom Millet; Millet Panic; Common Millet; Broomcorn millet

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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta panici-miliacei @ BPI (1)
Glomosporiaceae  Sorosporium manchuricum @ BPI (2)

Sorosporium panici-miliacei @ BPI (3)

Sorosporium syntherismae @ BPI (11)
Magnaporthaceae  Pyricularia grisea @ BPI (1)
Microbotryaceae  Sphacelotheca destruens @ 177462A (1); BPI (14); 177462B (1)

Sphacelotheca panici-miliacei @ BPI (14)
Phyllachoraceae  Phyllachora wilsonii @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Pleospora infectoria @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia emaculata @ BPI (1)
Tilletiaceae  Tilletia verrucosa @ BPI (1)
Ustilaginaceae  Sporisorium destruens @ BPI (1)

Ustilago crameri @ BPI (4)

Ustilago destruens @ BPI (1)

Ustilago panici-miliacei @ BPI (72)

Ustilago @ BPI (1)

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Panicum miliaceum L.
proso millet

Image of Panicum miliaceum

General Information
Symbol: PAMI2
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I
PR   I
VI   I
Other Common Names: broomcorn millet
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . Russian Federation, Siberia. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 140. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States . USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950. Usage Requirements .




Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Panicum L. – panicgrass
Species Panicum miliaceum L. – proso millet

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Panicum miliaceum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Panicum miliaceum</i>
L. ssp. <i>
miliaceum </i>
Panicum miliaceum ssp. miliaceum
broomcorn millet Distribution of <i>
Panicum miliaceum</i>
L. ssp. <i>
(Kitagawa) Tzvelev
Panicum miliaceum ssp. ruderale
broomcorn millet

Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Colorado wild proso millet C list (noxious weeds)
Oregon wild proso millet "B" designated weed wild proso millet Quarantine
U.S. Weed Information
Panicum miliaceum blackseeded proso millet broomcorn millet panic millet proso wild millet wild proso millet This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

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The Grass Manual on the Web - Treatment (PAMI2)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Illustration (PAMI2)
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USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (PAMI2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (PAMI2)
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Yarrow, G.K., and D.T. Yarrow. 1999. Managing wildlife . Sweet Water Press. Birmingham.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover

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