Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Setaria italica
Setaria italica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Foxtail Millet, Italian Millet
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 1.50m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple & green
fruit colour: light brown
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 11
description:
Annual grass with slender erect stems of long narrow leaf blades and dense hairy flower panicles that mature to thick drooping seed-heads.

cultivation:
Any well-drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Hardy but thrives best in warm climates with long hot summers.

propagation:
From seed

usage:
Seed is edible cooked or ground to make flour. Very commonly cultivated in many parts of the world.

install Plant Base on your PC or Mac :

  • self contained application
  • update and add records
  • powerful features
  • larger pictures

read more ...

Ads by Google :