Wild Cane

Wild Cane

Sorghum bicolor


Black Amber Cane, Durra, Jawari, Milo, Shattercane, Sorghum, Sorghum bicolor var. drummondii, Sorghum vulgare, Sweet Sorghum, Wild Cane

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual, perennial
Growth Habit: Grows in clumps
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Hairs: Can be smooth, but is hairy at the junction of the blade and collar.
Leaf Structure: Coarse, flat corn-shaped blades that have a waxy cuticle. Barrel shaped sheath with overlapping marginsLigules have a fringe at the top.
Leaf Arrangement: Erect stalks with purple spotting
Root Type: Fibrous root system with prop roots growing from the culm nodes
Flower Color: Panicle flowers are inconspicuous.


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Oxadiazon
  • Post Emergence: Fluazifop

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