Calflora
Taxon  Report   7691    
Sorghum halepense  (L.) Pers.
Johnsongrass
Sorghum halepense
© 2016 Erik Larsen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sorghum halepense
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Sorghum halepense
© 2011 Barry Breckling
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
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Holcus halepensis
PLANTS: Sorghum miliaceum
More information about  Sorghum halepense
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOHA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).