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Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.

Synonyms

Andropogon avenaceus, Andropogon crupina, Andropogon decolorans, Andropogon dubitatus, Andropogon dubius, Andropogon halepensis, Andropogon sorghum, Blumenbachia halepensis, Holcus decolorans, Holcus exiguus, Holcus halepensis, Milium halepense, Rhaphis halepensis, Sorghum crupina, Sorghum decolor, Sorghum decolorans, Sorghum dubium, Sorghum saccharatum, Sorghum schreberi, Trachypogon avenaceus

Common names

Helaiyat, safrand, Johnson grass

Extract from Wikipedia article

Sorghum halepense, commonly called Johnson grass, is a plant in the grass family, Poaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, but growing throughout Europe and the Middle East. The plant has been introduced to all continents except Antarctica, and most larger islands and archipelagos. It reproduces by rhizomes and seeds.[+]

LinkJohnson grass (Sorghum halepense) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkSeeds of Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkClose up of seeds of Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkJohnson grass (Sorghum halepense)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSpike of Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSpikelets of Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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