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Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench)

Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationAnnual
U.S. NativeIntroduced to U.S.
PLANTS Invasive StatusN'EAST, NE&GP, STATE, SWSS
National Wetland Indicator StatusUPL, FAC

Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSummer and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth RateRapid
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioLow
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormBunch
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet4
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanShort
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityModerate

Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)90
pH Minimum5.5
pH Maximum7.5
Precipitation Minimum18
Precipitation Maximum60
Root Depth (Minimum inches)12
Salinity ToleranceMedium
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)47

Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound27280
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainYes
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalMedium
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalHigh
Palatable to a HumanYes
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench)

Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) grows like a Graminoid. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is an Annual. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Introduced to U.S.. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a PLANTS Invasive Status of: N'EAST, NE&GP, STATE, SWSS. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: UPL, FAC. Summer and Fall is when Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is actively growing. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a Rapid growth rate after harvest. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not an allelopath. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a Low C:N Ratio. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a coppice potential of No. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not fall conspicuous. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a Brown colored flower. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a Moderate foliage porosity. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) are Brown. Seeds of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) are Yes conspicuous. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) grows as a Bunch. The growth rate of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Rapid. The mature height of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is 4 feet. The lifespan of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Short. The shape and orientation of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Erect. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is adapted to coarse textured soils. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is adapted to fine textured soils. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Low. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is High. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) requires a minimum of 90 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is 5.5. The maximum pH of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is 7.5. The minimum Precipitation that Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) requires is 18. The maximum Precipitation that Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) can handle is 60. The minimum root depth of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is 12 inches. The salininty tolerance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Medium. The shade tolerance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) requires is 47. The bloom period of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is High. The fruit seed period of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is No. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by bare roots. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by bulbs. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by container. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by corms. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by cuttings. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is propagated by seed. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by sod. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by sprig. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not propagated by tubers. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) can generally yield 27280 seeds per pound of seeds. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a Slow seed spread rate. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a High seedling vigor. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a High seedling vigor. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a small grain. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) has a None vegatative spread rate. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) does not have a berry/nut seed product. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) makes a good fodder product. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) does not make a good fuel wood product. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) does not make a good lumber product. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) does not make a naval store product. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not palatable to browse animals. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not palatable to grazing animals. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is not palatable to humans. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) does not make a pulpwood product. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) does not make a veneer product. Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) is of the category, Monocot.
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