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Piptatherum Miliaceum or Smilo grass is a tufted perennial species of grass.

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Piptatherum Miliaceum is also known as Smilo grass is a tufted perennial species of grass.

Overview of Piptatherum Miliaceum or Smilo grass

• It is indigenous to Eurasia.
• It may be seen in several areas of the earth for introduced species.
• It is just a casual weed in some disturbed areas.
• It is a clumping perennial grass.
• It produces sturdy, erect stems.
• They can reach 1.5 meters tall.
• The inflorescence is often a panicle of several whorls of branches.
• They divide into secondary branches bearing clusters of spikelets.
• Piptatherum miliaceum thrives in dry or moist sites in many areas.
• It can be found along roadsides and ditches.
• It can be found scattered along California’s coast and central valley.
• It looks increasing in riparian areas and canyons.
• This is especially in southern California.
• Piptatherum miliaceum is really a monocot.

It is used for:
– heavy metal uptake in mine tailings
– erosion control
– revegetation
– animal forage

Scientific Classification for Piptatherum Miliaceum or Smilo grass

• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Monocots
• (unranked) : Commelinids
• Order : Poales
• Family : Poaceae
• Subfamily : Stipoideae
• Genus : Piptatherum
• Species : P. miliaceum
• Binomial name : Piptatherum miliaceum

Growing/Caring Conditions

• Prepare the planting location.
• Pick a sunny site.
• The soil really should be on the dry side.
• It can do well generally in most soil types.
• Plant seeds 1/2 inch to a single inch deep in medium to fine-textured soils.
• Plant them 1 to 3 inches in coarse-textured soils, as the USDA recommends.
• The deeper you plant the seeds the lower the probability that they are to become dug up by rodents.
• Plant seed at a rate of 8 lb. per acre or 24 seeds per sq. ft.
• Plant the seed during the early spring.
• If your soil has a medium to light texture then plant in late fall.
• The USDA advises against planting seed during the summer time or late summer to early fall.
• Keep weeds in check when the plants are establishing themselves.
• Two inches of organic mulch works well in keeping down weeds inside garden.
• Water regularly during its establishment.
• It is slow to ascertain.
• Regular watering could possibly be important for no less than the primary two seasons.
• This plant is drought-tolerant but one time established.

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