(Panicum miliaceum L.)

GROWTH HABIT: Annual, up to 6' tall (top height of crop). Reproduces by seed only.

LEAVES: Up to 3/4" wide, smooth to somewhat hairy on both surfaces. Leaf sheaths have long spreading hairs.

STEMS: Erect, branching, hairy.

FLOWERS: A panicle 6" to 12" wide often not fully extended from leaf sheath. Spikelets composed of the seed and surrounding glumes.

ROOTS: Fibrous.

SEEDS: Smooth, oval, olive brown to black, appears to be striped, about 1/8" long.

OTHER: Seeds germinate throughout the growing season. A problem in many spring seeded row crops and alfalfa.

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