Pearl Millet is an upright summer annual bunchgrass. The heads of the pearl millet resemble that of a cattail. It too is best suited for mid-summer plantings. The pearl millet has good nitrogen scavenging qualities, prevents erosion, and also does a good job of suppressing weeds in the summer. As far as grazing and forage is concerned, the pearl millet is better suited for such things as oppose to the Japanese millet.