Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info yet.
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Close-up of flowers.
Flowering - June - October.
Habitat - Cultivated, escaped to fallow fields, crop fields, roadsides, railroads, open disturbed areas.
Origin - Native to the Old World, cultivated worldwide.
Other info. - This species can be found cultivated throughout Missouri and is sporadically escaped throughout the state. This is an easy plant to identify becasue of its big, thick stems, and whitish subglobose fruits.
Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 7-31-04.