Taxon  Report   7690    
Sorghum bicolor  (L.) Moench
Sorghum bicolor
© 2016 Barbara Boethling
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Sorghum bicolor
© 2017 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen
Sorghum bicolor
© 2016 Barbara Boethling
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
© 2014 Ron Vanderhoff
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
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).