Plant ID forum: Sorghum

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 7, 2015 9:29 PM CST
This has been growing in my new lasagna-bed. I am not sure what it is! Any thoughts? Confused Shrug!
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kidfishing
Aug 7, 2015 9:35 PM CST
My first thought was Johnson Grass but I'm not sure...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 7, 2015 9:35 PM CST

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Did you plant sorghum?
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 7, 2015 9:41 PM CST
The birds here like to grow their own sorghum and corn. Is it near a birdfeeder?
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 7, 2015 9:48 PM CST
thanks, Dave and Porkpal! I definitely did not plant sorghum, but there's no telling what the birds might have dropped! My birdfeeder is on the other side of the yard, but I guess that never stopped a determined seed from travelling! Hilarious!

thanks, Kidfishing--it does have the shape of Johnson grass, but it is much bigger with much thicker stems and leaves!

So it is sorghum?
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bamira
Aug 7, 2015 10:48 PM CST
or corn Hilarious!
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JRsbugs
Aug 8, 2015 5:18 AM CST
Sorghum for sure. Scroll down to see a photo of the stem and leaves ..

Sorghum has a thick stalk and leaves that remind you of Corn. Sorghums have a wide white midrib on the leaf.


http://fieldbioinohio.blogspot.co.uk/2010_10_01_archive.html
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 8, 2015 6:01 AM CST
thanks, Janet! Cool link. Looks like the birds and wildlife might enjoy the seeds?
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2015 6:23 AM CST
I agree, certainly looks like Sorghum! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=sorghum+bicolor&view=det...
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 8, 2015 6:30 AM CST
Thumbs up
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JRsbugs
Aug 8, 2015 6:32 AM CST
Yes, I would leave it to make seeds, birds like fresh food.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Aug 8, 2015 6:46 AM CST
JRsbugs said:Yes, I would leave it to make seeds, birds like fresh food.


Will do!! Thumbs up
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