Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05600 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.
Common name   Johnson grass
D.M. Barnes   981  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren, J. Simpson
Coll. Date 27 September 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality S St. George, J.B's resturant.
Habitat Notes along drainage ditch. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 6'  20" N, 113° 33'  32" W
Township Range T42S, R15W, Sec. 29  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).
Specimen Notes this specimen appears to be perennial (unlike bicolor) but has very large cariopsis (unlike halepense). 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.

     Holcus halepensis L.
     Sorghum miliaceum (Roxb.) Snowden

Common Name(s): aleppo milletgrass, herbe de Cuba, Johnson grass, Johnsongrass, sorgho d'Alep, sorgo de alepo, zacate Johnson.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42111, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Sorghum
                                        Species: Sorghum halepense


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05600s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04367s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05601s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05949 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" 1 mi. S
04981 Astragalus ampullarioides     2.3 mi. NE
14455 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" 1.1 mi. S
04983 Bromus rubens      "red brome" 2.3 mi. NE
04992 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" 2.3 mi. NE
05950 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" 1 mi. S
05946 Echinocereus engelmannii  var. chrysocentrus   "Engelmann's hedgehog cactus" 1 mi. S
05948 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1 mi. S
04987 Eschscholzia glyptosperma      "desert poppy" 2.3 mi. NE
05953 Hesperostipa comata  subsp. comata   "needle-and-thread grass" 1 mi. S
14012 Leptochloa panicea      "mucronate sprangletop" 1.4 mi. S
04973 Oenothera primiveris      "desert evening primrose" 2.3 mi. NE
04977 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2.3 mi. NE
04974 Phacelia crenulata      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2.3 mi. NE
04975 Schismus arabicus      "Arabian grass" 2.3 mi. NE
04990 Schismus barbatus      "Mediterranean grass" 2.3 mi. NE
05945 Selinocarpus diffusus  subsp. nevadensis  1 mi. S
04991 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" 2.3 mi. NE
05601 Sorghum halepense      "Johnson grass" same section
00160 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1 mi. S
04984 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" 2.3 mi. NE
04979 Syntrichopappus fremontii      "Fremont's gold" 2.3 mi. NE
04982 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 2.3 mi. NE


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Settlers RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 985 ft. E 2743  Saint George 
Skyline Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 2451 ft. N 2871  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 2362 ft. W 2756  Saint George 
Twin Lakes RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. S 2644  Saint George 
Community Baptist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 2522 ft. W 2756  Saint George 
East Saint George Springs (Spring) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. N 2877  Saint George 
Kemp Korner Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 2988 ft. W 2782  Saint George 
Saint George City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. W 2756  Saint George 
Saint George East School (School) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 2671  Saint George 
First Southern Baptist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. W 2684  Saint George 
Red Hills Shopping Plaza (Locale) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 2802  Saint George 
KRDC-FM (St George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. S 2612  Saint George 
Hillside Palms RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 2812  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. W 2723  Saint George 
Saint George Fields (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 2605  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1 mi. SW 2625  Saint George 
Pine View Middle School (School) Washington County, UT 1 mi. E 2736  Saint George 
KZEZ-FM (St George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NW 3045  Saint George 
Saint George Valley Lateral (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 2622  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1 mi. W 2664  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Sorghum halepense  (L.) Pers.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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