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Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench ssp. arundinaceum (Desv.) de Wet & Harlan
Common wild sorghum



General Information
Symbol: SOBIA
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: PR   I
L48   I
Data Source and Documentation
Florida"
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

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USA (CA, FL), USA+ (PR)

Images

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SOAR7 Sorghum arundinaceum (Desv.) Stapf
SOVE3 Sorghum verticilliflorum (Steud.) Stapf
SOAE3 Sorghum aethiopicum (Hack.) Rupr. ex Stapf
SOBIA2 Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench var. aethiopicum (Hack.) de Wet & Huckabay
SOBIV Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench var. virgatum (Hack.) de Wet & Huckabay
SOLA2 Sorghum lanceolatum Stapf
SOVI5 Sorghum virgatum (Hack.) Stapf

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae – Grass family
Genus Sorghum Moench – sorghum
Species Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench – sorghum
Subspecies Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench ssp. arundinaceum (Desv.) de Wet & Harlan – common wild sorghum

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds.
Indiana
Sorghum bicolor
shattercane
Noxious weed
Iowa
Sorghum bicolor
shattercane
Secondary noxious weed 1
Maryland
Sorghum bicolor
shatter cane, wild cane
Noxious weed
Nevada
Sorghum bicolor
perennial sweet Sudan
Noxious weed
Ohio
Sorghum bicolor
shatter cane
Prohibited noxious weed
Pennsylvania
Sorghum bicolor
shattercane
Noxious weed
1not a noxious weed when cultivated

Wildlife

Food

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Cover

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Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover