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Guinea grass

Halbi Name guinea-grass-2
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Panic grass
Scientific name Panicum maxima Jacq
Family Poaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant
Leaves The leaf sheaths at the bases of the stems, covered in fine hairs. It remains green until late into winter. The leaf blades are up to 35 mm wide and taper to a long fine point Photo Gallery
Flower guinea-grass-1guinea-grass-3guinea-grass-4
Fruit/ seed
Habitat and distribution Uplands and bunds
Flowering and fruiting August
Associated with Moist place flora
Habit Tufted grass species is highly palatable. It is regarded as the most valuable fodder plant.
Inflorescence The lower branches of the inflorescence are arranged in a whorl. The lower floret is usually male with a well-developed palea. The fertile (female) upper lemma is pale. Spikelets are green to purple and flowering occurs from November to July

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