American Milletgrass

American Milletgrass Plant Information


American Milletgrass grows in the following 21 states:

Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia

Milium effusum (vernacular name American milletgrass or wood millet) is a perennial species of grass in the Poaceae family, native to damp forests of the Holarctic Kingdom.

Damp, deciduous woods and shaded banks, where it grows on winter-wet, calcareous to mildly acidic clay and loam soils, and also over rocks in W. Scotland.
It can be found in northern United States and Canada. and Europe, including Britain but excluding the Mediterranean, east to Siberia and the Himalayas.

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