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Plant ID in MN

Posted by jillcatt 4 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 17:01

This odd plant sprouted up in my garden this summer, probably dropped by a bird. At first I thought it was a corn plant but it didn't form an ear, only some strange frond-y things at the top. It's around 3-4 feet tall. Anyone recognize it?

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RE: Plant ID in MN

  • Posted by jel48 Z4 Michigan (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 8:14

It looks like milo (sorghum) to me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sorghum link on Wikipedia

RE: Plant ID in MN

I think you're right--thanks!

RE: Plant ID in MN

  • Posted by jel48 Z4 Michigan (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 22, 13 at 9:01

You're welcome! Just noticed too, that there is a bird bath in your picture. I'm guessing maybe you're a bird feeder, and some varieties of mixed birdseed do contain milo :-) Maybe you can just let that one plant mature and leave it for the birds to clean off this winter! Might be kind of fun!

RE: Plant ID in MN

That would explain the mystery. Thanks for the idea; I'll let it stand for the birds.

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