Common Millet - Panicum miliaceum


    Reaching 120 cm in height with flat leaves to 20 cm wide, their sheaths very hairy. Inflorescence a stout panicle, curved over at the tip.

    Identification difficulty

    Bare and disturbed ground, especially frequent at rubbish dumps.

    When to see it

    Flowers August and September.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain as a casual plant.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland as a casual plant. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 5 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map