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Taxon: Sorghum spp.*

Genus: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 300578
Comments:Name verified on: 10-May-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 165 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL(rhizomatous perennials)°, AZ(perennial)°, CA(perennial sorghum)*°, DE(perennial sorghum)°, IL(plants with seeds indistinguishable from Johnsongrass)°, KS(plants with seeds indistinguishable from Johnsongrass)°, KY(rhizomatous perennials)°, MD(plants with seeds indistinguishable from Johnsongrass)°, MI(plants with seeds indistinguishable from Johnsongrass)°, MS(rhizomatous perennials)°, NJ(perennial sorghum)°, NV(perennial sorghum)°, PA(plants with seeds indistinguishable from Johnsongrass)°, SC(sorgrass & sweet sudangrass)°, TX(plants with seeds indistinguishable from Johnsongrass)°, UT(perennial sorghum)*°, VA(including sorgrass & other hybrids of perennial sorghum)°, WA(sweet sudangrass & other perennial sorghum)°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (28 August 2015)

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