What's this weed?

Flatbedford Posted By Flatbedford, Sep 6, 2013 at 4:56 PM

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  1. Flatbedford

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    A few of these popped up on the edge of my lawn this summer. We had bird feeders out all winter, and the birds were dropping seed all over the place. At first we thought they were going to be corn, but they are not corn.
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  2. begreen

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    Looks like millet. It's a common cheap filler seed in birdseed mixes.
     
  3. bioman

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    Shattercain, runs rampid in missouri!
     
  4. begreen

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  5. Dairyman

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    BG is probably right with pearl millet but it looks similar to some sorghum sudan crosses I've seen. How tall is it?
     
  6. Bioburner

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    I was going to say sorghum as some grow it for feed and needs half the water of corn.
     
  7. begreen

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    Remember this is NY. That's why I think it is pearl millet sprouted from the birdseed.
     
  8. Bioburner

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    We have a local mill that bags animal and bird food. You never know what the bin may have in it for leftovers.
     
  9. begreen

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    Rats?
     
  10. Paulywalnut

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    I know they use millet for filler. Most birds won't eat it until they're at death's door.
     
  11. Hearth Mistress

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