Johnsongrass

LATIN NAME
Sorghum halepense

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Introduced

DETAILS
• Johnsongrass has become a serious weed pest throughout most of Texas.
• Although frequently grown as a forage crop, this succulent perennial develops cyanogenetic compounds under certain stress conditions and causes prussic-acid poisoning in grazing animals.
• Fair drought and cold tolerance
• Reproduces by seed, tillers, and rhizomes.
• Adapted to a variety of soil textures.

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