Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

Sorghum halepense A. A. Reznicek

Roadsides, shores, and disturbed ground. Locally troublesome weed in agricultural fields in the southwest part of the Lower Peninsula; first collected in Berrien Co. in 1917. Native to the Old World, especially the Mediterranean area, and grown for forage.

Perennial from extensive rhizomes, and often a noxious weed very difficult to eradicate, especially where more abundant southward.


Allegan County
Berrien County
Cass County
Eaton County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Van Buren County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. March 19, 2018.