Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. - Johnson Grass
Family - Poaceae
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Basal leaves in-situ.
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Flowering - June - November.
Habitat - Low meadows, cultivated ground, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to Eurasia.
Other info. - This weedy species can be found throughout much of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify while in flower because of its pyramidal inflorescences which have a reddish tinge. This is one of the largest and most common weedy grasses in the state. It can reach 3m tall.
Photographs taken near Springfield, MO., 7-4-03.