OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Sorghum bicolor var. bicolor

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-88-002:
Sorghum vulgare   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sorghum vulgare var. vulgare

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Sorgum vulgare

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Holcus sorghum

 

COMMON NAME:
Sorghum, Milo, Broomcorn, Sorgo


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image of Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor, Sorghum, Milo, Broomcorn, Sorgo

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_bicolor_bicolor

August    Catawba County    NC

Used for forage, its sweet juice, brooms, etc. Leaf blades to 5cm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Sorghum bicolor var. bicolor

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-88-002:
Sorghum vulgare   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sorghum vulgare var. vulgare

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Sorgum vulgare

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Holcus sorghum

 

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1446

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in cultivation, rare as an escape

Habitat: Cultivated, rarely persistent; common in cultivation, rare as an escape, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Fall

FRUIT:
Fall
Grain

 

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