Calflora
Taxon  Report   7690    
Sorghum bicolor  (L.) Moench
Sorghum
Sorghum bicolor
© 2001 CDFA
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sorghum bicolor
© 2011 Steve Matson
Sorghum bicolor
© 2011 Steve Matson
Sorghum bicolor, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Sorghum bicolor
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sorghum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor
More information about  Sorghum bicolor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOBI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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