Desert Panicgrass (Panicum urvilleanum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Desert Panicgrass
Panicum urvilleanum
Gramineae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked or ground into a powder and used as a flour[161, 177, 257]. The seed has a mild flavour and can be used like millet[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week. Prick out the seedlings into trays or individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts[200, K]. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun[200]. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1].
South-western N. America – California and Arizona.

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