Fakara Plants
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Panicum laetum   Kunth
Zarma name: gansi
A low, much branching grass. Typically found on moist soil near seasonal wetland.
Uses: Food (grain), fodder (whole plant)
Notes: The grain is extensively harvested by nomadic people for food, and may be sold at higher price than cultivated millets. The plant or the grain is sometimes misleadingly called "wild fonio".
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