Plant ID forum: For the Birds

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Sep 26, 2016 8:44 PM CST
My weed pulling this past summer took a 2 month hiatus. This resulted in a plethora of mature weeds. Had these adult volunteers along the driveway.

After searching the web for weeds that look like corn, I am fairly confident that it is Sorghum bicolor (millet or milo). Very attractive food crop (not weed).

Milo seeds are commonly found in most birdseed mixes. And yes, I was feeding birds in that area! My normal method of feeding birds is to grow plants that provide food, but sometimes I just set a bowl of seed out on the driveway:)

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Sep 27, 2016 4:52 AM CST
I agree, looks a lot like Sorghum Bicolor: Shattercane (Sorghum bicolor)
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Sep 27, 2016 7:23 AM CST
Yes, it seems you are a Sorghum farmer.

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