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Golden Millet Grass
Scientific Name: Milium effusum 'Aureum' L.
Family: Poaceae
Golden Millet Grass (Milium  effusum 'Aureum')
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 173. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Northestern North America, Eurasia

Growth Habits: Perennial Grass, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep soil constantly moist

Propagation: Division

'Aureum' is the cultivar of Millet Grass more commonly encountered, it is grown for it decorative yellow leaves.

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200.

Milium effusum, Bilder ur Nordens Flora, courtesy of

Blooming Habits:
The greenish-yellow flowers can be dried for floral arrangements.

Fruiting Habits:

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