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*Sorghum bicolor (Linnaeus) Moench ssp. drummondii (Steudel) de Wet ex Davidse. Shattercane. Phen: Oct. Hab: Cultivated, rarely persistent; common in cultivation, rare as an escape. Dist: Native of Africa.

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Other Comments: This is the taller variety with open inflorescences, usually sporadically present in sorghum fields.

Synonymy: = K1, K3, Mo1, NcTx, NE, WH3; = Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench – K4; = Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench ssp. ×drummondii (Nees ex Steud.) de Wet – ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, Pa; = Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench var. drummondii (Nees ex Steud.) Mohlenbr. – C, Il; = Sorghum sudanense (Piper) Stapf – Mi; = Sorghum vulgare Pers. var. drummondii (Nees ex Steud.) Hack. ex Chiov. – HC; < Holcus sorghum L. – S; < Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench – Tn, Tx; < Sorghum vulgare Pers. – RAB; < Sorgum vulgare – F, orthographic variant

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 9

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