(Sorghum bicolor)


Leaves Ligule Flowers
shattercane leaves shattercane ligule shattercane flowers

Growing habits: Erect, single to tufted, slender to robust annual w/prop roots

Root anatomy: Fibrous with adventitious prop roots

Leaf anatomy: Flat, can be glabrous or pubescent; sheaths also glabrous or pubescent; membranous ligule fringed with trichomes

Reproduction: Open panicle inflorescence, branches slightly ascending to somewhat pendulous; 2-flowered pubescent spikelets

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice