Sorghum halepense

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Aleppo grass

Sorghum halepense
  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – No
  • Global Invasive Species Database – Yes[1]
  • NatureServe Rank – High
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – Yes, w/ ESA
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


Usually unable to withstand hard frost, but a frost tolerant variety has been seen in ON, extremely invasive. Not reported in Canada anywhere west of ON, but does occur in all western states.


Holcus halepensis L.

Sorghum miliaceum (Roxb.) Snowden

[2] Link to USDA Plants Profile for Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.]

[3] Link to USDA Plants Characteristics for Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.]

[4] Link to NatureServe I-Rank info for Sorghum halepense

[5] Link to Missouri Department of Conservation, Vegetation Management Guide, Johnson Grass [Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.]

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 121. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.