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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor   FAMILY Poaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 25 (2003)

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

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

Sorgum vulgare

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)

Sorghum vulgare var. 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 (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (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 north of Mexico, vol. 25
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

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

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

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1446

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Non-native

Common in cultivation, rare as an escape

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Fall

FRUIT:
Fall
Grain

 

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