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Last updated 8/3/2009 by David Giblin.
Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.[FNA25, HC, HC2]
Johnson grass

Publication: Revisio Generum Plantarum 3: 368. 1898.

Origin: Introduced from Mediterranean

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Rhizomatous noxious weed.

FNA25: "Sorghum halepense is native to the Mediterranean region. It is sometimes grown for forage in North America, but it is considered a serious weed in warmer parts of the United States. It hybridizes readily with S. bicolor, and derivatives of such hybrids are widespread. The annual Sorghum almum Parodi, which has wider (2-2.8 mm) sessile spikelets with more veins in the lower glumes (13-15 versus 10-13) than S. halepense, is one such derivative."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Holcus halepensis L.