Japanese millet

Title Info
Common name Millet, Japanese
Scientific name Echinochloa frumentacea
Taxonomic group Poaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Grains and cereals
Keywords Compositae
Japanese millet, <i>Echinochloa frumentacea</i>
Related materials: Millet

Millet. This species, of Asian origin, is grown for animal feed in the USA and is used as food for humans in China and Japan. The plant grows very quickly, reaching harvesting age in six weeks.