Sorghum Sorghum bicolor (Linnaeus) Moench subsp. bicolorNon-native    Synonyms: Holcus sorghum, Sorghum vulgare.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Poales   >   Family Poaceae   >   Genus Sorghum   

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"Native of India; cultivated in United States as sorghum" (Reed, 1964).

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A favorite food of Bobolinks in the fall.

Host plant for the Sorghum Webworm Moth.

There are 15 records in the project database.

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Sorghum growing in Caroline Co., Maryland (10/6/2012). Sorghum is a common crop that is planted in the autumn and sometimes escapes. It is a favorite food source for many birds including Bobolinks. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Sorghum left up in winter is a major draw for wildlife at Pickering Creek, Talbot Co., Maryland (12/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Bobolink on Sorghum in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/20/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Sorghum in Harford Co., Maryland (11/23/2020). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Sorghum in Harford Co., Maryland (11/23/2020). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)


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