sorghum USDA PLANTS Symbol: SOBI2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): black amber, broom-corn, broomcorn, chicken corn, shatter cane, shattercane, wild cane
Native Range: probably Africa ()

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Field; with purple witchweed
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Damage; caused by purple witchweed
USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Plants of sugar sorghum in the field.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); The grain head of a sorghum plant growing on a field at Rocky Ford in Colorado.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Field; The heads of grain sorghum plants growing on a field at Rocky Ford in Colorado.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s); collar and sheath.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Inflorescence(s); Fruiting inflorescences.
Lyndon Photography, , Bugwood.org
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Inflorescence(s); Fruiting inflorescences, dyed green, close-up.
Christina Southwick, USDA APHIS PPQ CPHST, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Caryopses of shattercane (a form of ssp. bicolor) in dorsal (left) and ventral (right) views.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Spikelet(s); Close-up of a fertile spikelet of an uncultivated strain.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Lake Mead National Park (Nevada)



Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007