General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Plant Height: 12 to 42 inches
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 65ºF-70ºF
Depth to plant seed: Sow at approximate depth of 1 inch.
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Proso Millet
  • Millet
  • Wild Proso Millet

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  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 13, 2013 3:04 AM concerning plant:
    Used as a component of grain mixes for parakeets, canaries, finches, lovebirds, cockatiels, and wild birds.
    Also utilized as a livestock feed (similar to oats and/or barley in feeding value).
    An annual, short-season grass

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