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   


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


A favorite of Bobolinks.

There are 9 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)

Sorghum in Somerset Co., Maryland (8/28/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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

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