|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Sorghum halapense|
|FEATURES:||Growth habit: tall upright growing perennial grass spreading by thicken rhizomes; Stem- rounded
stiff stem, glabrous; Leaf: elongated leaf over 12 inches long, mostly glabrous with a distinct white
mid-rib; Collar: short membranous ligule with a fringe of a hairs, short hairs in the collar region;
Inflorescence: large conical panicle at the apex of the plant, 6 to 10 inches in size.
|DESCRIPTION:||Tall growing perennial grass once propagated as a forage. Grows widely throughout the Southeast,
but highly adapted to high pH black belt soils. Plant can become toxic as the plant ages and as
temperatures become colder.