- Sorghum almum is a cross between S. bicolor and S. propinquum. It is a perennial rhizomatous grass with stout stems up to 14 ft. (4.3 m) tall. S. almum is native to South America.
- The waxy leaf blades of S. almum are flat with a sandpapery feel. The blades are 0.5-1.5 in. (1.3-3.8) wide by 18-32 in. (45.7-81.3 cm) long. Foliage occasionally has long hairs at the base of the upper leaf surface. The ligule is membranous and fringed along the top.
- The inflorescence of S. almum is a panicle 6-24 in. (15.2-61 cm) long, with lax, spreading branches.
- Seeds are 0.25-0.4 in. (0.6-1 cm) long and smooth. S. almum reproduces by seed and rhizomes.
- Ecological Threat
- S. almum tolerates a wide range of soil types and temperatures and it is drought tolerant. It can typically be found invading fields, ditches, canals and roadsides.
D. Walters and C. Southwick
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Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
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|Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops|
Invasive Listing Sources
CategoriesCategory: Grass or Grasslike
|Common Name Reference:|| Weed Science Society of America Common Names List|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|