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Echinochloa crusgalli var. frumentacea
Japanese Millet

Warm season bunchgrass; used for erosion control and as a fast-growing summer companion crop; seed in the spring or summer; after growth, may be flooded to a depth of 18" during waterfowl migration season; provides food for wildlife and a favorite of waterfowl.

General Product Information:

Item Number: ECHCRU01
Species Type: Naturalized
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Classification: Herbaceous Annual, Herbaceous Annual, Herbaceous Annual, Herbaceous Annual
Characteristics: Coarse leaves; 4"-8" seedheads; killed by heavy frost.
Habitat: Well-drained soils, but thrives in wetlands.
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 8 in
pH: 4.7 – 7.4

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FAC
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: Low
Salt: Low

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 143,000
Mix Seed Rate per Acre: Please contact customer service for seeding rate information.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy



Price: $1.20/Lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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