Prairie grass? Small white buds, tiny white seeds

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have never found this particular grass/weed in my yard before and since several yards around the neighborhood are now sporting plantings of native grasses I am hoping that a bird planted this nice one for me.

    Any ideas?
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  3. carolyn

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    it looks like a "birdseed" plant to me. Maybe corn broom? Which is normally quite a bit bigger than this, but depending on the weather the size will vary.
     
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    Theodoros In Flower

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    maybe Panicum miliaceum :-?
     
  5. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Yep, Panicum miliaceum it is...birdseed millet. Thank you both!!!!

    I don't buy the regular mix of seeds to feed the birds, only Safflower seeds...always wondered if I was the only one in the neighborhood who fed the birds and I guess now I know that I am not.

    It should have been taller but it didn't show up in my yard until late Aug/early Sept so it hasn't had enough time to reach it's full growth I guess.

    I think I will save the seeds and plant some in the H*** strip next spring, it can take over all it wants there.
     

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