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Milium effusum


Milium effusum (vernacular name American milletgrass or wood millet) is a species of flowering plant in the grass family Poaceae, native to damp forests of the Holarctic Kingdom.

The Latin specific epithet effusum means "spreading loosely".<ref name=RHSLG>Template:Cite book</ref>


M. effusum inhabits damp, deciduous woods and shaded banks, where it grows on winter-wet, calcareous to mildly acidic clay and loam soils, and also over rocks in western Scotland.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>


It can be found in the northern United States and Canada,<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> and Europe, including Britain but excluding the Mediterranean, east to Siberia and the Himalayas.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>


The yellow-leaved cultivar ‘Aureum’, known as Bowles’ golden grass, is cultivated as an ornamental garden plant, and in the UK has won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.<ref name = RHSPF>Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Template:Cite web</ref>


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