Milium vernale

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spring milletgrass

Milium vernale M. Bieb.


  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – No

  • [1] Global Invasive Species Database –

  • [2]NatureServe I-Rank – Medium/Insignificant
  • -"...reported from 9 counties in Idaho and may also occur in Utah. It has been found in winter wheat fields, pastures, and areas near those fields. Apparently, Milium vernale is primarily an agricultural weed and has rarely invaded native species habitats but more information is needed. It seems to be expanding its range. Milium vernale was first found in Idaho in 1987, was reported from 4 counties in 1999, and 9 counties in 2002. It spreads only by seed..."

  • AB Weed Act status – no

[3] Link to Wikipedia, Milium - "...Milium vernale M.Bieb. - Eurasia + North Africa from France + Morocco to Kazakhstan; naturalized in Idaho..."

[4] Link to USDA Plants, Profile and map for Milium vernale M. Bieb. spring milletgrass

Milium vernale M. Bieb. (Miglio annuale) Hippolyte Coste - Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, 1901-1906 - This image is in public domain because its copyright has expired.