The Finger millet (Eleusine coracana) belongs to Poaceae (the Grass family). It is an annual herb that is said to be native from India to Central Asia. Cultivation began in the eastern part of India, and it came to Japan via China in the early Jomon period (about 3000 years ago). It used to be cultivated in mountain fields and cold paddy fields, but now it is rarely seen. The height will be about 30 to 60 cm. In summer, spikes are borne on the shoot apex and bloom. Caryopsis is spherical and ripens orange. It is used for porridge, bread, brewing, etc., but it is not delicious.