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Sorghum almum Parodi


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.

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EDDMapS Distribution

State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Invasives List

Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Commelinidae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Sorghum

Other System Links

Plants: SOAL
Bayer: SORAL
ITIS: 565531

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Columbus grass, perennial sorghum, sorghum almum


Category: Grass or Grasslike