Taxon  Report   7691 
Sorghum halepense  (L.) Pers.
Sorghum halepense
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
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Sorghum halepense
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Sorghum halepense
© 2014 Robert F Norris
Sorghum halepense, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Sorghum halepense
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sorghum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Holcus halepensis
PLANTS: Sorghum miliaceum
More information about  Sorghum halepense
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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